Fungal keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus associated with a retained intracorneal hair.

@article{Anderson2004FungalKC,
  title={Fungal keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus associated with a retained intracorneal hair.},
  author={Kent L. Anderson and Sandip Mitra and Ramin Salouti and T Pham and Hugh R Taylor},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          516-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To report a case of fungal keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus (P. lilacinus) associated with a retained intracorneal hair. METHODS A 61-year-old man developed pain, decreased vision, hyperemia, and corneal infiltrates in his right eye without any predisposing factor. An intracorneal hair had migrated superiorly in the corneal stroma, giving rise to 3 separate stromal infiltrates. The patient demonstrated a waxing and waning course over several months despite antimicrobial… CONTINUE READING

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