Keratomycosis caused by an Alternaria species

Wei Wei Hsia, Chih Chiau Wu, Shui Mei Lee, Wen-Ming Hsu

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Abstract

Alternaria is one of the genera of septate dematiaceous fungi, whose natural habit is soil and plants. It is usually a nonpathogenic agent and causes an opportunistic infection. In an unusual case, Alternaria infection occurred in the cornea with perforation. The corneal lesion was successfully treated with topical fluconazole, and the visual outcome was fairly good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Alternaria
Fluconazole
Opportunistic Infections
Cornea
Habits
Fungi
Soil
Infection

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Keratomycosis caused by an Alternaria species. / Hsia, Wei Wei; Wu, Chih Chiau; Lee, Shui Mei; Hsu, Wen-Ming.

In: Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 64-66.

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Hsia, Wei Wei ; Wu, Chih Chiau ; Lee, Shui Mei ; Hsu, Wen-Ming. / Keratomycosis caused by an Alternaria species. In: Annals of Ophthalmology. 2002 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 64-66.
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