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Biópsia de córnea

Biópsia de córnea

Autores:

Márcia Beatriz Tartarella,
Walton Nosé

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.54 no.6 São Paulo nov./dez. 1991

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19910006

SUMMARY

We present five cases of corneal ulcer in which corneal biopsies were performed, with histopathological and cultural studies. The ethiological agent was identified in all cases. Histopathology and culture of specimens revealed fungi in three cases and “Acanthamoeba” in one case as the causative agents. The other case was positive for herpes virus simplex in an immunoperoxidase test.

Corneal biopsy is a very useful tool for the diagnosis of corneal infections in cases where the ethiological agent has not been identified.

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