Cornea 2021 Jan 27. Epub 2021 Jan 27.
Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Aichi, Japan; and Medical Mycology Research Center, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.
Purpose: To report a novel case of fungal keratitis caused by Biatriospora mackinnonii (Pyrenochaeta mackinnonii), a dematiaceous fungus (black fungus) that rarely causes dermatological infection, in a patient treated for ocular cicatricial pemphigoid.
Methods: An 81-year-old patient with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid was referred to our hospital because of persistent corneal epithelial defects in his left eye. On examination, a slightly elevated dark lesion in the middle of the erosion and hypopyon was observed in that eye, with smear examination of the obtained specimen revealed a filamentous fungal-like material. Read More