Shobana, CS (2018) Exophiala dermatitidis Endophthalmitis: Case Report and Literature Review. Mycopathologia.

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We report a case of a 59-year-old male
patient with a postoperative fungal infection of the left
eye. A dark-pigmented yeast, Exophiala dermatitidis
(previously known as Wangiella dermatitidis), was
identified from the culture of the biopsy taken from the
posterior capsule. The infection was successfully
eradicated by a combination of surgical and medical
(i.e., voriconazole and fluconazole) treatment. This is
the first report of successfully treated E. dermatitidis
endophthalmitis, which demonstrates that a prompt
and aggressive antifungal therapy combined with
surgical intervention is necessary to prevent vision
loss in cases of endophthalmitis due to Exophiala
species. Beside the case description, we also aim to
provide a literature review of previously reported eye
infections caused by Exophiala species in order to help
the future diagnosis and management of the disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dematiaceous fungi Exophiala Keratitis Endophthalmitis Antifungal susceptibility
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Microbiology
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 06:08
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 06:08

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