Aureobasidium pullulans scleritis following keratoplasty: a case report

TitleAureobasidium pullulans scleritis following keratoplasty: a case report
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGupta V, Chawla R, Sen S
JournalOphthalmic Surg Lasers
Pagination481 - 2
Date PublishedNov-Dec
ISSN1082-3069 (Print) 1082-3069 (Linking)
Accession Number11725774
KeywordsAntifungal Agents / therapeutic use, Corneal Ulcer / microbiology / surgery, Cryotherapy, Debridement, Eye Infections, Fungal / diagnosis / *microbiology / therapy, Humans, Keratoplasty, Penetrating / *adverse effects, Male, Middle Aged, Mitosporic Fungi / *isolation & purification, Mycoses / diagnosis / *microbiology / therapy, Scleritis / diagnosis / *microbiology / therapy

Fungal scleritis is a rare entity. A 50-year-old patient with culture proven Aureobasidium pullulans corneal ulcer underwent therapeutic keratoplasty. He developed scleritis 5 days following surgery. Although the patient had symptomatic improvement after antifungal therapy, surgical debridement, and cryotherapy, visual improvement was only marginal. Aureobasidium pullulans should be looked for as a cause for keratomycosis and scleromycosis, especially in tropical countries.

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