First human case of fungal keratitis caused by a putatively novel species of lophotrichus

Allen O. Eghrari, Connie Gibas, Tonya Watkins, Sina Vahedi, Rick Lee, Elizabeth Houle, Maria Jose Suarez, Charles Eberhart, Deanna A. Sutton, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Shameema Sikder, Sean X. Zhang

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Abstract

Wereport an aggressive fungal keratitis caused by a putatively novel species of Lophotrichus in a patient with traumatic injury to the cornea from a dog paw. The organism was isolated from the patient's necrotic cornea, which perforated despite coverage with hourly fortified broad-spectrum topical antibiotic therapy. This report represents the first case of human infection caused by this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3063-3067
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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