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Clinicopathologic Reports,Case Reports, and Small Case Series
June 2001

Exogenous Endophthalmitis Caused by Amphotericin B–Resistant Paecilomyces lilacinus: Treatment Options and Visual Outcomes

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(6):916-919. doi:

Paecilomyces lilacinus, an uncommon cause of exogenous endophthalmitis, presents a challenging management problem since the organism is usually resistant to amphotericin B, the most commonly employed intravitreal antifungal, and natamycin, a frequently employed topical antifungal. The organism is sensitive to miconazole nitrate, ketoconazole, and, in some cases, fluconazole. We report 4 cases of endophthalmitis caused by P lilacinus and discuss treatment options.

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