Pichia anomala Fungal Keratitis

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report a case of fungal keratitis of the eye caused by Pichia anomala in a patient with systemic lupus erythematous and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Methods:

This was a retrospective chart review.

Results:

A 50-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with ocular pain of 4-day duration. Culture of corneal scrapings was positive for P. anomala. Clinically, the organism appeared to respond to topical natamycin, amphotericine B, and oral itraconazole.

Conclusions:

A rare case of P. anomala-associated keratitis was successfully treated with topical amphotericin B, natamycin, and systemic inidazole.

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