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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 585-587

Keratitis by Paecilomyces lilacinus: A case report from Sub-Himalayan region

1 Department of Microbiology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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V Sharma
Department of Microbiology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.167329

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Paecilomyces lilacinus is a filamentous fungus found in soil and air, which is a rare cause of ocular infection. The majority of case reports involving P. lilacinus among healthy hosts are of endophthalmitis and keratitis. We report a rare case of keratomycosis by P. lilacinus, in an immunocompetent, which responded well to treatment with ketoconazole. Some species belonging to the genus Paecilomyces such as P. lilacinus generally shows a poor response to conventional antifungal drugs. Therefore, correct identification of clinical isolates to the species level is mandatory for the appropriate treatment of the disease.


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