New pyrenochaeta species causing keratitis.

J Clin Microbiol 2009 May 18;47(5):1596-8. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

Research & Development Department, Ophthalmology Division, Vissum Corporation, Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain.

We report a new fungus as an agent of fungal keratitis in a diabetic woman. The fungal etiology was established by classic microbiology and PCR following 3 months of antibacterial therapy. The morphological features of the isolate and sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region indicate a new species of Pyrenochaeta (Coelomycetes).

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May 2009

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