Scleral buckle infection with Pseudallescheria boydii

Janice C. Law, Mark P. Breazzano, Dean Eliott

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Abstract

Pseudallescheria boydii is a ubiquitous fungus that infects soft tissues and is known to cause ocular disease, including keratitis and endophthalmitis, in rare cases. In immunocompromised hosts, P. boydii can disseminate to or from the eye and other organs with lethal consequences. Postoperative P. boydii infections have, in rare cases, complicated several types of ocular surgeries in immunocompetent patients, but never for a scleral buckle. The authors present the first case of an infected scleral buckle from P. boydii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-678
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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