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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
The Amazon Region


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

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the mechanism of infection for adiaspiromycosis.
  • Identify the age group most susceptible to ocular adiaspiromycosis.
  • Describe presenting symptoms associated with ocular adiaspiromycosis.
  • Describe the frequency of ocular lesions associated with adiaspiromycosis.
  • Identify risk factors for ocular adiaspiromycosis.

CME Editor

Beverly Merritt, Technical Writer-Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Beverly Merritt has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California. Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Tatiana M. Lanzieri, MD, MSc, has disclosed that she has been employed by GlaxoSmithKline since April 2008, but this study was conducted while she was working in the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Márcia O. Mendes, BSc, MSc; Mario A.P. Moraes, MD; Ernesto I.M. Renoiner, ND; Marta H.P. Dantas, ND, MSc; Carlos F. Fonseca, MD; Expedito J.A. Luna, MD; and Douglas L. Hatch, MD, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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