Non traumatic keratitis due to colletotrichum coccodes: a case report.

Journal Article

Colletotrichum species, a rare and emerging fungus is a well- known plant pathogen and an uncommon cause of human infection. It has been implicated as the etiological agent of cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis and keratitis, particularly following colonization of traumatized tissues or in immunocompromised patients. However, it has hardly ever been reported in the absence of such predisposing risk factors. Here, we report a case of keratitis with Colletotrichum coccodes occurring in a middle- aged, immunocompetent person without any history of trauma or co-morbidity. The isolate was sensitive to Amphotericin B and Voriconazole, and accordingly the patient was treated successfully with ocular administration of Amphotericin B.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kotwal, A; Biswas, D; Kakati, B; Bahadur, H; Gupta, N

Published Date

  • February 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • DD01 - DD02

PubMed ID

  • 25859457

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4378739

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0973-709X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2249-782X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7860/jcdr/2015/10843.5529


  • eng