Blastoschizomyces capitatus keratitis and melting in a corneal graft

Jaime Levy, Daniel Benharroch, Nehama Peled, Tova Lifshitz

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Abstract

Case report: We present the first case, to our knowledge, of Blastoschizomyces capitatus keratitis and melting in a corneal graft. An 80-year-old man was treated for a large, severe corneal abscess and melting in the corneal graft of his right eye. Medical history was negative for hematologic disorders. Urgent penetrating keratoplasty was performed. Comments: Corneal cultures grew B. capitatus. Systemic fluconazole and systemic and topical amphotericin B treatment were started. Three months after the last operation, no recurrence was observed and the graft remained clear. B. capitatus can rarely cause severe keratitis in patients even in the absence of hematologic disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blastoschizomyces capitatus
  • Corneal graft
  • Keratitis

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