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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140-142

Fungal keratitis caused by Laetisaria arvalis


1 Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgeries, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Ocular Microbiology, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lalitha Prajna
Department of Ocular Microbiology, Aravind Eye Hospital, 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_15_532

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A 53-year-old female presented with keratitis (right eye) after fall of insect 10 days back. The ulcer worsened in spite of aggressive treatment with topical natamycin (5%) and amphotericin-B (0.15%) eye drops and finally perforated. Iris tissue sealed the perforation site, and ulcer healed with formation of adherent leucoma. This case represents first reported case of keratitis caused by Laetisaria arvalis and stresses on aggressive course of keratitis caused by this fungus. Importance of DNA sequencing in identification of unidentified fungal species is also highlighted.






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