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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Dec 1|
- Infectious keratitis
- Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
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