TITLE

Nattrassia mangiferae causing fungal keratitis

AUTHOR(S)
Kindo, A. J.; Anita, S.; Kalpana, S.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2010, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p178
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
report a case of fungal keratitis caused by the coelomycetous fungus Nattrassia mangiferae in a 70 year old gentleman, agriculturist by occupation, with a history of injury to his right eye. The scraping showed narrow septate fungal hyphae on a KOH mount, isolation of a fast growing black mould, which demonstrated hyphae and arthroconidia of varying widths typical of the Scytalidium synanamorph (S. dimidiatum). The formation of the pycnidia, which at maturity, expressed conidia. The patient was started on topical itraconazole one hourly and topical atropine thrice a day. The patient was lost to follow up hence we are not able to comment on the final outcome of the patient.
ACCESSION #
50137896

 

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