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[Pseudallescheria boydii fungal endophthalmitis. 6 years after trabeculectomy]

Journal Paper/Review - May 1, 1994

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Rüesch R, Büchi E, Bischoff P, Schneider P. [Pseudallescheria boydii fungal endophthalmitis. 6 years after trabeculectomy]. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde 1994; 204:468-9.
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Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde 1994; 204
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May 1, 1994
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0023-2165
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468-9
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A case is reported of a 67-year-old female patient, in whom a fungal endophthalmitis occurred 6 years after trabeculectomy. Pseudallescheria Boydii was isolated. This organism is a rare cause of infection. In the literature only 14 cases of keratitis and 8 cases of endophthalmitis have been reported. Miconazole is the therapy of choice. However in 55% of the published cases, (as in the one reported here), an exenteration or enucleation of the affected bulbus was necessary.