A patient sustained a corneal abrasion from organic material, used an antibioticcorticosteroid ointment, and developed a corneal ulcer. The common contaminant Pullularia pullulans was isolated from corneal scrapings on two separate occasions. Topical amphotericin B application was ineffective despite in vitro sensitivity. The ulcer was improved by topical application of natamycin (pimaricine) but ultimately required a conjunctival flap for control.
Jones FR, Christensen GR. Pullularia Corneal Ulcer. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(6):529–530. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010543018
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