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Case report of a rare fungal corneal ulcer

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Rajvin Samuel Ponraj, Srinivasan M, Sundararajan D, Senthamarai S, Sivasankari S, Anitha C, Amshavathani SK
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(4):973-975 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.4.157

ABSTRACT

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

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