Authors: Rajvin Samuel Ponraj, Srinivasan M, Sundararajan D, Senthamarai S, Sivasankari S, Anitha C, Amshavathani SK
The dematiaceous fungi appear to be an increasing cause of human disease. This was a case of a patient coming with complaints of watering and irritation of right eye following injury to her eye by a stick. Scrappings from corneal ulcer were sent for gram stain, bacterial and fungal culture. Cladosporium species of fungus was isolated from a patient who presented with a corneal ulcer not responding to natamycin drops. Ointment fluconazole was prescribed along with natamycin , moxifloxacin and atropine drops. The corneal ulcer began to respond and healed completely.
Keywords: Cladosporium, Dematiaceous, Keratomycosis, Conidiophores