Fungal keratitis caused by Pseudallescheria boydii (Scedosporium apiospermum)

Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 2000;(277):53-6.


Keratitis is rarely caused by fungi. Filamentous fungal keratitis is often preceded by corneal trauma and occurs mostly in previously healthy individuals. We studied a case of posttraumatic keratitis caused by Pseudallescheria Boydii, which belongs to the group of filamentous fungi.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Injuries
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / microbiology*
  • Eye Injuries / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / microbiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pseudallescheria / isolation & purification*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / complications