Fusarium spp. Involvement in Microbial Keratitis | 99665

プライマリヘルスケア: オープンアクセス

ISSN - 2167-1079


Fusarium spp. Involvement in Microbial Keratitis

Francesco Nicoldi*, Jordan Randall

Members of the filamentous fungal genus Fusarium are among the most common agents responsible for keratomycosis in humans. Fusarium keratitis is most common among agricultural workers in hot, humid, tropical or semi-tropical climates, but it can occur more rarely in temperate climates, such as Hungary. Keratitis is typically treated with a topical antifungal agent, sometimes in conjunction with subconjunctival injections and/or antimycotic agents; however, therapeutic keratoplasty may be required in patients whose corneal infection does not resolve. Early and accurate diagnosis, combined with appropriate antifungal therapy, is critical for increasing the likelihood of complete recovery.