A case of Beauveria bassiana keratitis confirmed by internal transcribed spacer and LSU rDNA D1-D2 sequencing

New Microbes New Infect. 2014 May;2(3):84-7. doi: 10.1002/nmi2.30. Epub 2014 May 20.


We describe a case of fungal keratitis due to Beauveria bassiana in a farmer with Fuchs' dystrophy, treated with amphotericin B. Surgery with penetrating keratoplasty was necessary to resolve the lesions. Susceptibility testing and molecular sequencing permitted the identification and treatment of this rare aetiological agent of invasive fungal disease.

Keywords: Beauveria bassiana; keratitis; molecular identification.