Virginia Vanzzini-Zago

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PURPOSE To report successful therapy with gatifloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic solution (Zymar) in a patient with atypical mycobacterium keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS A 58-year-old patient was referred for evaluation of microbial keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty. RESULTS Clinical examination of the patient revealed an infiltrate at(More)
Conjunctival flora is attached with protein links to conjunctival cells. For this reason, the resident flora, Corynebacteria and Staphylococcus epidermidis are almost always present in normal conjunctives of any age, and depuration mechanism like tears, blinking or even the antibiotic do not remove it [1]. Staphylococcus epidermidis, or other coagulasa(More)
Free-living amoebae (FLA) are widely distributed worldwide. Some genera included in this group act as opportunistic pathogens causing fatal encephalitis and Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a sight-threatening infection of the cornea associated with the use of soft contact lenses that could even end in blindness if an early diagnosis and treatment are not(More)
BACKGROUND Mycotic ocular infections caused by the Scedosporium apiospermum species complex are challenging to treat because of the delayed diagnoses and poor responses to antifungal drugs and surgical treatment. CASE REPORT A case of a 69-year-old male patient with a history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and prior surgery on the right femur is described.(More)
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