We describe a case of fungal keratitis due to Beauveria bassiana in a farmer with Fuchs' dystrophy, treated with amphotericin B. Surgery with penetrating keratoplasty was necessary to resolve the lesions. Susceptibility testing and molecular sequencing permitted the identification and treatment of this rare aetiological agent of invasive fungal disease.

A case of Beauveria bassiana keratitis confirmed by internal transcribed spacer and LSU rDNA D1-D2 sequencing.

LIGOZZI, Marco;MACCACARO, Laura;PASSILONGO, Mattia;PEDROTTI, Emilio;MARCHINI, Giorgio;KONCAN, RAFFAELLA;CORNAGLIA, Giuseppe;CENTONZE, Anna Rita;LO CASCIO, Giuliana
2014

Abstract

We describe a case of fungal keratitis due to Beauveria bassiana in a farmer with Fuchs' dystrophy, treated with amphotericin B. Surgery with penetrating keratoplasty was necessary to resolve the lesions. Susceptibility testing and molecular sequencing permitted the identification and treatment of this rare aetiological agent of invasive fungal disease.
Beauveria bassiana; keratitis; molecular identification
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