Aspergillus tamarii keratitis in a contact lens wearer

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Abstract

Keratitis produced by Aspergillus tamarii has been previously described associated to an ocular injury. We report a case in a contact lens wearer with a history of previous bilateral myopic LASIK ablation, bilateral intracorneal rings and vitrectomy and scleral buckling in his left eye. The fungus could be quickly identified combining phenotype, microscopy and mass spectrometry. Treatment with intravenous amphotericin, oral voriconazole, and topical amphotericin and natamycin and voriconazole was needed for corneal preservation.

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Cuadros, J., Gros-Otero, J., Gallego-Angui, P., Scheu, A. K., Montes-Mollón, Á., Pérez-Rico, C., … Teus, M. (2018). Aspergillus tamarii keratitis in a contact lens wearer. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 19, 21–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2017.11.003

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