Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient with AIDS

T W Metcalfe, R M Doran, P L Rowlands, A Curry, C J Lacey

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A male patient is described with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who developed chronic keratoconjunctivitis and chronic sinusitis due to infection with the microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi. Diagnosis was confirmed by electron microscopic examination of conjunctival epithelial cells and nasal polypectomy specimens. Treatment with propamidine isethionate 0.1% (Brolene) eye drops six times daily led to a prompt resolution of the keratoconjunctivitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-8
Number of pages2
JournalThe British journal of ophthalmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Conjunctiva
  • Encephalitozoon cuniculi
  • Encephalitozoonosis
  • Humans
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Sinusitis

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