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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2004 Sep;10(9):773-6.

Involvement of Fusarium spp. in fungal keratitis.


Members of the filamentous fungal genus Fusarium are among the agents most frequently causing keratomycosis in humans. Fusarium keratitis is most common among agricultural workers in geographical regions with hot, humid, tropical or semi-tropical climates, but can occur more rarely in countries with temperate climates, such as Hungary. Keratitis is usually treated with a topical antifungal agent, sometimes in combination with sub-conjunctival injections and/or antimycotic agents, but therapeutic keratoplasty may be needed for patients whose corneal infection does not resolve. Early and accurate diagnosis, coupled with appropriate antifungal therapy, is crucial for improving the chances of complete recovery.

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