Anterior chamber exudative mass due to Scedosporium apiospermum in an immunocompetent individual

Shankar, Sandeep; Biswas, Jyotirmay; Gopal, Lingam; R, Bagyalakshmi; Therese, Lily; Borse, Nishikant J.; Bagyalakshmi, R
May 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;May2007, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p226
Academic Journal
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Endogenous intraocular infection of fungal etiology is extremely rare in an immunocompetent individual. Usually, an antecedent history of trauma, surgery, intravenous drug abuse or an immunocompromized state can be elicited. Scedosporium apiospermum is a known cause of keratomycosis after traumatic implantation and can cause fatal disseminated infection in immunocompromized patients. However, cases of S. apiospermum intraocular infection in immunocompetent individuals have been very rarely reported in literature. We report here a case of an anterior chamber exudative mass due to S. apiospermum in an immunocompetent individual which was managed successfully with anterior chamber wash and intravitreal injection of voriconazole.


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