ABSTRACT: We report the first documented case of a posttraumatic fungal keratitis caused by Neosartorya udagawae. The patient was empirically treated with fluconazole until a corneal scraping grew an Aspergillus fumigatus-like fungus, and itraconazole therapy was then established. A sequence-based approach assigned the isolate to the species. Five months after completion of antifungal therapy, endophthalmitis occurred and orbital exenteration was necessary.
Journal of clinical microbiology 03/2011; 49(6):2357-60. · 4.16 Impact Factor