Candida Retinitis in Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome

Jeremy Chess, Sherry Kaplan, Arye Rubinstein, Frederick Wang, Andrew Wiznia

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Abstract

Bare lymphocyte syndrome (BLS) is a rare, severe combined immunodeficiency characterized by lack of expression of HLA A, Band C antigens and the absence of B2 microglobulins. Patients with BlS exhibit functional deficiency of both T and B cells resulting in bacterial as well as viral and fungal infection. Ophthalmic findings in this group of disorders have not been reported. We present a case of candida retinitis in a terminally ill 5-year-old girl with BLS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-698
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmology
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • amphotericin B
  • bare lymphocyte syndrome
  • candida retinitis
  • combined immunodeficiency syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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