An ocular diploid fungus: A case of an overlook systemic mycosis

Choon Seong Ng, Hazlita Mohd Isa, Petrick @ Ramesh K Periyasamy, Shawal Mohamad, Raja Affendi Raja Ali

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Abstract

Fungal infection of the eye can be vision-threatening, especially when it is associated with fungaemia. Early recognition and prompt treatment of fungaemia could prevent this vision-threatening complication. We report a case of a 64-year-old diabetic female patient who was admitted with recurrent urosepsis. She was noted to have fungaemia during her initial presentation but did not receive any therapy. Subsequent presentation, she underwent an ophthalmological examination and demonstrated a fungal endophthalmitis. Then, a combination of intra-vitreal and intravenous antifungal therapies was administered and her visual symptom and acuity improved significantly upon discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Fungemia
Mycoses
Diploidy
Fungi
Fungal Eye Infections
Endophthalmitis
Visual Acuity
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Fungaemia
  • Fungal eyeball infection
  • Intravitreal antifungal

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  • Medicine(all)

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An ocular diploid fungus : A case of an overlook systemic mycosis. / Ng, Choon Seong; Mohd Isa, Hazlita; K Periyasamy, Petrick @ Ramesh; Mohamad, Shawal; Raja Ali, Raja Affendi.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2015, p. 103-105.

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