Scedosporium apiospermum keratitis

Rev Iberoam Micol. 2003 Jun;20(2):68-70.


A case of Scedosporium apiospermum keratitis is reported in a 65-year-old farmer referred for treatment of an extensive corneal ulcer in the left eye. Direct examination of scrapes revealed abundant filamentous septate hyphae; all cultures were consistently positive for the same fungus, identified later as Scedosporium apiospermum. The patient successfully responded to treatment with amphotericin B.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / diagnosis*
  • Eye Infections, Fungal / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / diagnosis*
  • Keratitis / drug therapy
  • Keratitis / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Scedosporium*