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Cornea. 1997 May;16(3):362-4.

Colletotrichum graminicola: a new corneal pathogen.

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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York 10003, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We report the first case of an ocular infection with the fungus Colletotrichum graminicola causing keratitis in a 27-year-old man.

METHODS:

Twenty-four months after a postoperative course complicated by recurrent fungal keratitis requiring two penetrating keratoplasties, two anterior chamber washouts, a conjunctival flap, and medical treatment with topical natamycin, intracameral amphotericin B, and oral fluconazole.

RESULTS:

The patient has shown no signs of fungal recurrence despite a failed corneal graft.

CONCLUSIONS:

C. graminicola is a new corneal pathogen and should be included in the differential diagnosis of mycotic keratitis.

PMID:
9143813
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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