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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(1), 5-7
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-1-2
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A Successfully Treated Case of Aspergillus Flavus Fungal Keratitis Caused by Stale Bread Corneal Injury

Tariq Debasi1, , Abdulkareem M. Al Bekairy2, 3, Abdulmalik M. Alkatheri2, 3, Yazeed A. Al-Ferayan4, Abdullmajeed S. Al-Fakhri4 and Thamer Alenazi5

1Anterior segment and refractive surgery consultant, Head department of ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz Medical City

2College of Pharmacy, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia

3King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia

4Intern, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, King Abdulaziz Medical City

5Infectious Diseases consultant, King Abdulaziz Medical City

Pub. Date: January 07, 2016

Cite this paper:
Tariq Debasi, Abdulkareem M. Al Bekairy, Abdulmalik M. Alkatheri, Yazeed A. Al-Ferayan, Abdullmajeed S. Al-Fakhri and Thamer Alenazi. A Successfully Treated Case of Aspergillus Flavus Fungal Keratitis Caused by Stale Bread Corneal Injury. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(1):5-7. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-1-2


Fungal keratitis is difficult to treat that can result in corneal blindness requiring penetrating keratoplasty and in fungal endophthalmitis. We report a case of fungal keratitis following a recent eye trauma by stale bread particle. Ophthalmological and Microbiological investigation revealed a fungal keratitis with aspergillus flavus. The case was successfully treated with oral antifungal (voriconazole), and combination of topical antifungal medications. The patient responded well to the antifungal treatment and gain 20/20 vision with complete resolution of the fungal keratitis and absence of recurrence. Early presentation and diagnosis are the key factor toward successful management of fungal keratitis.

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