Infectious keratitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast simultaneously

Jun Heon Kim, Hyoung Ho Shin, Jong Suk Song, Hyo Myung Kim

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PURPOSE: To report a case of coinfection of the human cornea by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and yeast. METHODS: A 59-year-old woman presented with a corneal ulcer. The corneal lesion worsened suddenly after initial improvement with empirical antibiotic treatment. A culture revealed S. maltophilia. The keratitis rapidly progressed despite treatment with sensitivity-proven antibiotic agents. Eventually, the patient underwent therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty. RESULTS: Pathology of the cornea showed yeast forms and pseudohyphae scattered over the cornea. After surgery, the inflammation was controlled without any signs of recurrent infection. CONCLUSION: Coinfection of the cornea by S. maltophilia and yeast may occur in a susceptible cornea and may not be controlled by standard medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1234-1236
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec


  • Coinfection
  • Infectious keratitis
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Yeast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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