Wickerhamomyces anomalus fungal keratitis responds to topical treatment with antifungal micafungin

Mamoru Kamoshita, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuhiro Katono, Mitsuru Murata, Yoko Ozawa, Shigeto Shimmura, Kazuo Tsubota

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We describe a 91-year-old woman who suffered from fungal keratitis after corneal transplantation. The causative organism was identified as Wickerhamomyces anomalus (formerly Pichia anomala or Hansenula anomala) 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 micafungin (MCFG) only. We present the first report of a case of W.anomalus fungal keratitis that responded to topical treatment with the antifungal MCFG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1


  • Fungal keratitis
  • Micafungin
  • Wickerhamomyces anomalus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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