Lagenidium sp. ocular infection mimicking ocular pythiosis.


Journal Article

This is a report of a Lagenidium sp. in a Thai patient who was diagnosed with severe keratitis that was unresponsive to antibacterial and antifungal drugs. Examination of a corneal biopsy specimen confirmed the presence of aseptate hyphae. The internal transcribed spacer DNA sequence of the strain isolated showed 97% identity with Lagenidium giganteum and other Lagenidium species.

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Cited Authors

  • Reinprayoon, U; Permpalung, N; Kasetsuwan, N; Plongla, R; Mendoza, L; Chindamporn, A

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2778 - 2780

PubMed ID

  • 23740721

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23740721

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00783-13


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States