Ocular infection caused by Hormographiella aspergillata: A case report and review of literature.

Affiliation

Department of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Hormographiella aspergillata, a basidiomycete is a rare cause of human infection. We report a case of 70-year-old female with corneal ulcer and endophthalmitis caused by this agent. The patient had an intraocular implantation of lens following a cataract surgery. Corneal tissue obtained during therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty showed presence of septate hyphae on microscopy and culture grew H. aspergillata which was confirmed by sequencing of ITS region. Patient was started on systemic voriconazole and topical natamycin, however the eye could not be salvaged. To our knowledge, this is the first report of ocular infection caused Hormographiella aspergillata in an immunocompetent patient.

Keywords

Antifungals,Coprinopsis,Corneal ulcer,Endophthalmitis,Hormographiella,

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