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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243-245

Voriconazole for the treatment of refractory Aspergillus fumigatus keratitis


1 Infiniti Eye Hospital, Jaya Mahal, French Bridge, Opera House, Mumbai - 400 007, Maharashtra, India
2 LV Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Cumballa Hill Hospital, Kemps Corner, Mumbai - 400 036, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Hijab Mehta
Infiniti Eye Hospital, 6, Jaya Mahal, Next to Patidar Samaj Hall, French Bridge, Opera House, Mumbai - 400 007, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.40369

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We report a case of Aspergillus fumigatus keratitis in a 53-year-old, well-controlled diabetic female who did not respond to standard antifungal treatment. She was started on topical natamycin eye drops, but the infiltrate continued to progress. Topical amphotericin B and systemic ketoconazole was added, however, there was no response and the infiltrate increased further. She was then switched to topical and systemic voriconazole. Steady resolution of the infiltrate was noted within 2 weeks of therapy.


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