Successful treatment of Beauveria bassiana fungal keratitis with topical voriconazole

Akiko Ogawa, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Takashi Yaguchi, Shigeto Shimmura, Kazuo Tsubota

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Abstract

We describe a 66-year-old woman who suffered from fungal keratitis after corneal transplantation. The causative organism was identified as Beauveria bassiana on the basis of morphological characteristics and the sequence of the internal transcribed spacer region of the ribosomal RNA gene. The patient was successfully treated with topical voriconazole (VRCZ) use only. We, hereby, present the first report of a case with B. bassiana fungal keratitis that responded to topical antifungal VRCZ treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Beauveria bassiana
  • Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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