Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus endemic in the eastern United States and most countries of Latin America. Sporadic cases of histoplasmosis have been reported in Europe, mainly in immigrants or people returning from highly endemic areas. We report a case of 64-year-old Italian man with endophthalmitis, an unusual presentation of H. capsulatum infection. The patient shows redness, blurred vision, localized pain in the right eye. H. capsulatum was cultured from a vitreous biopsy and yeast forms were seen at histology.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health