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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227-228

Primary cutaneous histoplasmosis mimicking basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Ocular Pathology, Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Namrata G Adulkar
Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, 1 Anna Nagar, Madurai - 652 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.182017

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We present the case of a 46 years old gentleman with longstanding ulcerative lesion of the right upper eyelid. Biopsy of the lesion revealed intracellular periodic acid–Schiff positive round to oval organisms with a surrounding clear halo suggestive of histoplasmosis. Histoplasma capsulatum specific polymerase chain reaction was positive. The patient was treated with oral antifungals and showed a prompt response to treatment. We report this rare case of primary cutaneous histoplasmosis of the eyelid in an otherwise healthy adult patient.


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