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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-77

Ocular scedosporiosis in an immunocompetent host


Department of Microbiology, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashish Bajaj
Department of Microbiology, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_86_19

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Scedosporium apiospermum infection in humans is rare. Fungal keratitis is the most common manifestation of S. apiospermum infection in immunocompetent individuals. S. apiospermum is a filamentous fungus found in soil and polluted water. Strong suspicion of fungal keratitis should be made in all corneal ulcers with a history of trauma with vegetative matter or soil. Here, we present a case of fungal keratitis caused by S. apiospermum in an immunocompetent host.


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