ocular histoplasmosis syndrome


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ocular histoplasmosis syndrome

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OHS

A disease of the macula found in young and middle-aged adults from the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys, in which loss of vision occurs with central scotoma. It is also known as presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS), since the macular lesion is thought to be caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a fungus that does not grow in cultures of pathological specimens from affected lesions.
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Bevacizumab treatment for choroidal neovascularization in a patient with chorioretinopathy resembling presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. Taiwan J Ophthalmol.
Importance of proper diagnosis for management: multifocal choroiditis mimicking ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect.
These cases were diagnosed with myopia, punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC), presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) and idiopathic CNV (37,38,39)