Keratitis and endophthalmitis caused by Petriellidium boydii

Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 Jan;83(1):16-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(77)90184-2.

Abstract

A 26-year-old man sustained burns of the left eye and eyelids from molten aluminum. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory therapy was instituted. Cultures of conjunctival material collected 14 days after the burn grew abundant colonies of Petriellidium boydii. Because of severe pain and impending corneal perforation, the eye was enucleated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ascomycota
  • Burns / complications
  • Endophthalmitis / etiology*
  • Endophthalmitis / pathology
  • Eye Burns / complications
  • Eyelids / injuries
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / etiology*
  • Keratitis / pathology
  • Male
  • Mycoses / etiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology