Uncommon Neosartorya udagawae fungus as a causative agent of severe corneal infection

Brunella Posteraro, Giovanni Fadda, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Elena De Carolis, Romano Mattei, Fausto Trivella, Andrea Maffei, Antonio Torre, Patrizia Posteraro

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Abstract

We report the first documented case of a posttraumatic fungal keratitis caused by Neosartorya udagawae. The patient was empirically treated with fluconazole until a corneal scraping grew an Aspergillus fumigatus-like fungus, and itraconazole therapy was then established. A sequence-based approach assigned the isolate to the species. Five months after completion of antifungal therapy, endophthalmitis occurred and orbital exenteration was necessary.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2357-2360
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Corneal Diseases
  • DNA, Fungal
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer
  • Debridement
  • Fluconazole
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Microscopy
  • Mycoses
  • Neosartorya
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Wounds and Injuries

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