May 2003
Volume 44, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2003
A Case of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency in a Patient with Chronic Mucocutaneous Candiddiasis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • B.J. Shin
    Ophthalmology, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States
  • S.S. Ching
    Ophthalmology, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  B.J. Shin, None; S.S.T. Ching, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2003, Vol.44, 1359. doi:
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      B.J. Shin, S.S. Ching; A Case of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency in a Patient with Chronic Mucocutaneous Candiddiasis . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):1359.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To report a patient who developed limbal stem cell deficiency in a patient with chronic mucocutaneous canididiasis without endocrinopathy Methods: A retrospective review of the patient's clinical course, medical history, and clinical findings were completed. A review of the literature was also done. Results: We describe a 57 year old female diagnosed with chronic mucocutaeous canididiasis without endocrinopathy who presented with evidence of limbal stem cell deficiency. Clincal findings and cytologic evidence of stem cell deficiency were found. A review of the literature has shown reports of limbal stem cell deficiency in patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. However, the candidiasis were associated with multiple endocrine deficiencies. We present a patient with limbal stem cell deficiency associated with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis without endocrine abnormalities. Conclusions: We believe that limbal stem cell deficiency can also develop in patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis without endocrinopathy. It is a clinical association that should be reported.

Keywords: cornea: clinical science • anterior segment • cornea: epithelium 
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