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Thursday 04 October 2007

Case of keratitis caused by Aspergillus tamarii.

By: Kredics L, Varga J, Kocsubé S, Dóczi I, Samson RA, Rajaraman R, Narendran V, Bhaskar M, Vágvölgyi C, Manikandan P.

J Clin Microbiol 2007 Oct;45(10):3464-7

We report a case of Aspergillus tamarii keratitis. Ocular injury was known to be a predisposing factor. Topical natamycin and econazole treatment and subsequent systemic ketoconazole treatment proved effective. The isolate was identified by morphological characteristics and sequence analysis as A. tamarii, a member of Aspergillus section Flavi not hitherto reported from keratomycosis.

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