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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 871-874

Corneal ulcer due to a rare coelomycetes fungus Chaetomium strumarium: Case report and global review of Chaetomium keratomycosis


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Medical Mycology Division, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogish Subraya Kamath
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal University, Madhav Nagar, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_254_17

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We present a rare case of corneal ulcer caused by a species of a coelomycetes fungus, Chaetomium strumarium. This fungal genus is a rare causative agent of keratomycosis, with only a handful of cases reported. The clinical presentation, investigative techniques, and preliminary management of our patient are reported. The cases reported in global literature are also summarized in a tabular form in the discussion.


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