Fonsecaea Pedrosoi: A Rare Etiology in Fungal Keratitis 2272-2273
Dr. Jyoti Sangwan,
Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Govt. Medical Sciences & Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal-246174, Uttarakhand, India.
Phone: +919627759902, E-mail: email@example.com
Fungal corneal ulcer is common in India due to tropical climate and a large agrarian population that is at risk. Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common agent of chromoblastomycosis, a chronic localized fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues mainly involving lower extremities. We report a rare case of corneal chromoblastomycosis caused by F.pedrosoi , which was successfully treated with topical Amphotericin B followed by a long course of oral antifungal therapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of mycotic keratitis caused by F.pedrosoi , from the foothills of Himalayas.