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).