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J AAPOS. 2011 Feb;15(1):101-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.12.003.

Pediatric Metarrhizium anisopliae keratitis.

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  • 1Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. william.motley@cchmc.org


Metarrhizium anisopliae (M. anisopliae) is an entomopathogenic fungus used as an agricultural pesticide in many countries, including the United States. M. anisopliae grows optimally at 25°C and is therefore considered safe to humans. We report a case of a 12-year-old girl who is a soft contact lens wearer with M. anisopliae corneal ulcer who was treated effectively with topical natamycin after identification of the organism by corneal culture. Topical amphotericin B was not effective.

Copyright © 2011 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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