Uncommon Neosartorya udagawae fungus as a causative agent of severe corneal infection.

  title={Uncommon Neosartorya udagawae fungus as a causative agent of severe corneal infection.},
  author={Brunella Posteraro and Romano Mattei and Fausto Trivella and Andrea Maffei and Antonio La Torre and Elena De Carolis and Patrizia Posteraro and Giovanni Fadda and Maurizio Sanguinetti},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={49 6},
We report the first documented case of a posttraumatic fungal keratitis caused by Neosartorya udagawae. The patient was empirically treated with fluconazole until a corneal scraping grew an Aspergillus fumigatus-like fungus, and itraconazole therapy was then established. A sequence-based approach assigned the isolate to the species. Five months after completion of antifungal therapy, endophthalmitis occurred and orbital exenteration was necessary. 


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