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Fungal endophthalmitis caused by Paecilomyces variotii, in an immunocompetent patient, following intraocular lens implantation

Author(s): Anita K | Fernandez V | Rao R

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
ISSN 0255-0857

Volume: 28;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 253;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Endophthalmitis | ocular infections | Paecilomyces variotii

We report the case of a 70-year-old man who was admitted for anterior endophthalmitis following an intraocular lens implantation. He had developed a fluffy growth resembling a fungal mass on the iris of the right eye. The mass was removed and sent for fungal studies to our department. Direct microscopy revealed hyphae. Further studies helped identify the fungus to belong to genus Paecilomyces. This is a rare case of fungal endophthalmitis caused by Paecilomyces variotii in an immunocompetent person.
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