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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
THEME ISSUE
The Amazon Region

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Acute Conjunctivitis with Episcleritis and Anterior Uveitis Linked to Adiaspiromycosis and Freshwater Sponges, Amazon Region, Brazil, 2005

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Acute Conjunctivitis with Episcleritis and Anterior Uveitis Linked to Adiaspiromycosis and Freshwater Sponges, Amazon Region, Brazil, 2005

CME Questions

1. Which of the following is the most likely mechanism for disease associated with adiaspiromycosis?

A. Conidia invasion

B. Immune response

C. Allergy

D. Fungemia

2. Which of the following is the most common age group reported to be infected with ocular adiaspiromycosis in the initial case series of 17 patients in this article?

A. Less than 5 years

B. 5 to 15 years

C. 16 to 25 years

D. 26 to 35 years

3. Which of the following is least likely to be reported as an ocular-related symptom in patients with ocular disease associated with adiaspiromycosis?

A. Conjunctival hyperemia

B. Photophobia

C. Blurred vision

D. Excessive tearing

4. Which of the following best describes the frequency of bilateral corneal opacities in patients with confirmed ocular disease in this case series?

A. 13%

B. 20%

C. 35%

D. 80%

5. Which of the following is least likely to be a risk factor associated with ocular adiaspiromycosis in this case series?

A. Diving in the Araguaia River

B. Fishing in the Araguaia River

C. Male gender

D. Drinking Araguaia River water

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