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Infectious keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast simultaneously.
Cornea 2006; 25(10):1234-6C

Abstract

PURPOSE

To report a case of coinfection of the human cornea by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast.

METHODS

A 59-year-old woman presented with a corneal ulcer. The corneal lesion worsened suddenly after initial improvement with empirical antibiotic treatment. A culture revealed S. maltophilia. The keratitis rapidly progressed despite treatment with sensitivity-proven antibiotic agents. Eventually, the patient underwent therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty.

RESULTS

Pathology of the cornea showed yeast forms and pseudohyphae scattered over the cornea. After surgery, the inflammation was controlled without any signs of recurrent infection.

CONCLUSION

Coinfection of the cornea by S. maltophilia and yeast may occur in a susceptible cornea and may not be controlled by standard medical treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17172906

Citation

Kim, Jun-Heon, et al. "Infectious Keratitis Caused By Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia and Yeast Simultaneously." Cornea, vol. 25, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1234-6.
Kim JH, Shin HH, Song JS, et al. Infectious keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast simultaneously. Cornea. 2006;25(10):1234-6.
Kim, J. H., Shin, H. H., Song, J. S., & Kim, H. M. (2006). Infectious keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast simultaneously. Cornea, 25(10), pp. 1234-6.
Kim JH, et al. Infectious Keratitis Caused By Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia and Yeast Simultaneously. Cornea. 2006;25(10):1234-6. PubMed PMID: 17172906.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infectious keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast simultaneously. AU - Kim,Jun-Heon, AU - Shin,Hyoung Ho, AU - Song,Jong-Suk, AU - Kim,Hyo-Myung, PY - 2006/12/19/pubmed PY - 2007/2/13/medline PY - 2006/12/19/entrez SP - 1234 EP - 6 JF - Cornea JO - Cornea VL - 25 IS - 10 N2 - PURPOSE: To report a case of coinfection of the human cornea by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast. METHODS: A 59-year-old woman presented with a corneal ulcer. The corneal lesion worsened suddenly after initial improvement with empirical antibiotic treatment. A culture revealed S. maltophilia. The keratitis rapidly progressed despite treatment with sensitivity-proven antibiotic agents. Eventually, the patient underwent therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty. RESULTS: Pathology of the cornea showed yeast forms and pseudohyphae scattered over the cornea. After surgery, the inflammation was controlled without any signs of recurrent infection. CONCLUSION: Coinfection of the cornea by S. maltophilia and yeast may occur in a susceptible cornea and may not be controlled by standard medical treatment. SN - 0277-3740 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17172906/Infectious_keratitis_caused_by_Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia_and_yeast_simultaneously_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=17172906 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -