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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.


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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