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An estimated 5.7 million or more bats died in North America between 2006 and 2012 due to infection with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) during hibernation. The behavioral and physiological changes associated with hibernation leave bats vulnerable to WNS, but the persistence of bats within the contaminated… (More)
Fatal pulmonary infection in a captive alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is reported. At necropsy, the animal appeared to be in excellent nutritional condition, but a severe necrotizing bronchitis with bronchiectasis was present. Histological examination revealed numerous branched, septate, hyaline hyphae within the necrotic debris lining the bronchi… (More)
A 70-year-old white man developed mycotic keratitis following phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. Extensive therapeutic surgery was necessary to control the infection. Beauveria alba, a saprophytic fungus, was cultured and demonstrated in the corneal button by histopathologic examination.
PURPOSE To describe a case of Beauveria bassiana keratitis and to discuss the management of this rare condition. METHODS An 82-year-old woman underwent surgical repair of a graft wound dehiscence. Seven months later, shortly after the removal of sutures, the patient developed a fungal keratitis. B. bassiana was identified as the infecting organism. The… (More)