South American Blastomycosis: Ophthalmic and Oculomotor Nerve Lesions

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  • Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A case of South American blastomycosis began with an oropharyngeal lesion which was followed by a granulomatous uveitis. The patient was treated with Amphotericin B and showed a clinical regression. Four months later, he developed a right 3rd cranial nerve palsy, aggravating the clinical aspect with a severe generalized involvement of the central nervous system and death. Necropsy showed blastomycotic meningoencephalitis.