PURPOSE: To report an unusual ocular presentation of Candida glabrata in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease. METHODS: Interventional case report. A 15-year-old boy with chronic granulomatous disease presented with bilateral limbal infiltrates. He had been receiving broad-spectrum systemic antibiotics for recurrent liver abscesses. The keratitis did not respond to antibiotics and did not resolve after a course of topical steroids. RESULTS: Corneal cultures revealed Candida glabrata. The same species was simultaneously isolated from the surgical drainage of the liver abscesses. The ocular and hepatic findings resolved on intravenous amphotericin B. CONCLUSION: Candida glabrata has recently emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen. It may present as a limbal keratitis in the setting of systemic infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American journal of ophthalmology|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas