Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1513--1516

Necrotizing fungal infection due to Saksenaea erythrospora: A case report and review of literature


Bipasha Mukherjee, Debi Kundu 
 Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetics, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bipasha Mukherjee
Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetics, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India

Mucormycosis caused by Saksenaea erythrospora is an emerging infection seen with soil contamination, burns and/or nosocomial infections. PCR amplification and internal transcribed spacer sequencing is gold standard for its identification. Here, we report a case of necrotizing fungal orbital infection by S. erythrospora in an immunocompetent child.


How to cite this article:
Mukherjee B, Kundu D. Necrotizing fungal infection due to Saksenaea erythrospora: A case report and review of literature.Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1513-1516


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Mukherjee B, Kundu D. Necrotizing fungal infection due to Saksenaea erythrospora: A case report and review of literature. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 24 ];66:1513-1516
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