Mycopathologia

, 167:51

Bipolaris hawaiiensis Keratomycosis and Endophthalmitis

Authors

    • Department of MicrobiologySKIMS
  • Wazahat Hussain
    • Department of MicrobiologySKIMS
  • Azra Rizvi
    • Mobile Surgical Eye UnitJ&K Health Services
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11046-008-9144-x

Cite this article as:
Bashir, G., Hussain, W. & Rizvi, A. Mycopathologia (2009) 167: 51. doi:10.1007/s11046-008-9144-x
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Abstract

Following trauma with rice stalk to the left eye, corneal ulcer with abscess and hypopyon developed in an immunocompetent male. Direct examination of the corneal scrapings revealed septate, branched fungal hyphae. Bipolaris hawaiiensis was isolated after culture on blood agar and Sabouraud dextrose agar. Because of delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the patient developed endophthalmitis needing evisceration.

Keywords

Bipolaris hawaiiensisEndophthalmitisKeratitisTrauma

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