A case of Alternaria keratitis post penetrating keratoplasty

23 October 2018
Volume 19, Issue 2

This is a short case report documenting an Alternaria keratitis infection in a keratoconic patient following a PK.

Abstract

Alternaria is a filamentous fungus and a rare cause of atypical keratitis in humans. In this case report, we present a keratoconic patient who developed an Alternaria keratitis infection following a penetrating keratoplasty (PK). We discuss the risk factors, clinical characteristics, treatments and the use of polymerase chain reaction and in vivo confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of fungal keratitis.

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