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Anterior Segment Resection Because of Fusarium solani Keratitis and Endophthalmitis

Anterior Segment Resection Because of Fusarium solani Keratitis and Endophthalmitis Abstract To the Editor. —Mycotic infection of the eye due to Fusarium solanii is one of the known causes of severe keratitis and endophthalmitis.1-3 The fate of the eye is threatened by the severity of the infection. I report herein a case of severe Fusarium keratitis and endophthalmitis in an only eye that was saved by major surgery. Report of a Case. —A 46-year-old woman in good health was referred to us because of an acute keratitis and endophthalmitis in her left eye. The right eye was lost 16 years prior because of a severe endophthalmitis complicating a keratitis. No history of trauma was obtained. The patient was in excellent health. The culture of the corneal ulcer disclosed F solani. The cornea melted quickly and on Sept 22,1980, an emergency keratoplasty was performed using a 10-mm diameter of preserved cornea. In the anterior chamber some white necrotic material was found References 1. Rowsey JJ, Acers TE, Smith DL, et al: Fusarium oxysporum endophthalmitis . Arch Ophthalmol 1979;97:103-105.Crossref 2. Savir H, Henig E, Lehrer N: Exogeneous mycotic infections of the eye and adnexa . Ann Ophthalmol 1978;10:1013-1018. 3. Jones BR, Jones DB, Clayton Y: Corneal and intraocular infection due to Fusarium solani . Trans Ophthalmol Soc UK 1969;89:757-779. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Anterior Segment Resection Because of Fusarium solani Keratitis and Endophthalmitis

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 102 (6) – Jun 1, 1984

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030650008
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Mycotic infection of the eye due to Fusarium solanii is one of the known causes of severe keratitis and endophthalmitis.1-3 The fate of the eye is threatened by the severity of the infection. I report herein a case of severe Fusarium keratitis and endophthalmitis in an only eye that was saved by major surgery. Report of a Case. —A 46-year-old woman in good health was referred to us because of an acute keratitis and endophthalmitis in her left eye. The right eye was lost 16 years prior because of a severe endophthalmitis complicating a keratitis. No history of trauma was obtained. The patient was in excellent health. The culture of the corneal ulcer disclosed F solani. The cornea melted quickly and on Sept 22,1980, an emergency keratoplasty was performed using a 10-mm diameter of preserved cornea. In the anterior chamber some white necrotic material was found References 1. Rowsey JJ, Acers TE, Smith DL, et al: Fusarium oxysporum endophthalmitis . Arch Ophthalmol 1979;97:103-105.Crossref 2. Savir H, Henig E, Lehrer N: Exogeneous mycotic infections of the eye and adnexa . Ann Ophthalmol 1978;10:1013-1018. 3. Jones BR, Jones DB, Clayton Y: Corneal and intraocular infection due to Fusarium solani . Trans Ophthalmol Soc UK 1969;89:757-779.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1984

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