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J Indian Med Assoc. 2012 Apr;110(4):253-4.

Corneal ulcer with Scopulariopsis brevicaulis and Staphylococcus aureus--a rare case report.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata 700004.


Scopulariopsis brevicaulis is a saprophytic fungus, found in soil. It causes human nail infection. Corneal ulcer with this organism is unusual. Here a case of a 36-year-old farmer is reported who developed a paracentral corneal ulcer in the right eye. The ulcer was caused by mixed infection with Staphylococcus aureus and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis. It was treated with topical natamycin 5% and moxifloxacin 0.5% drops. This is a unique case of corneal ulcer with mixed infection of Staphylococcus aureus and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis without any history of trauma, which was treated successfully, resulting in a minimal corneal opacity.

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