Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Accepted manuscript posted online 30 March 2011, doi: 10.1128/JCM.02449-
J. Clin. Microbiol. June 2011 vol. 49 no. 6 2365-2368
Fungal Scleral Keratitis Caused by Phomopsis
Devarshi U. Gajjar*, Anuradha K. Pal, Trilok J. Parmar, Anshul I. Arora,
Darshini A. Ganatra, Forum B. Kayastha, Bharat K. Ghodadra and
Abhay R. Vasavada
We report a case of scleral keratitis caused by Phomopsis phoenicicola. Pterygium
surgery was a predisposing factor, and the patient was treated with natamycin and
fluconazole eye drops and oral fluconazole. The fungus was identified by
sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the fungal ribosomal
DNA (rDNA) locus and confirmed on the basis of its typical pycnidia and conidia.
Received 7 December 2010.
Returned for modification 26 January 2011.
Accepted 22 March 2011.
↵ *Corresponding author. Mailing address: Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research
Centre, Gurukul Road, Memnagar, Ahmedabad 380 052, Gujarat, India. Phone:
79-27490909. Fax: 79-2741200. E-mail: email@example.com.
↵▿ Published ahead of print on 30 March 2011.
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