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January 1979

Fusarium oxysporum Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (Drs Rowsey and Acers and Messrs Newsom and Rodriguez), the Department of Infectious Diseases, Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City (Dr Smith), and the Department of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Administration Hospital, Oklahoma City (Dr Mohr).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(1):103-105. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010043010

• A 27-year-old man sustained a thorn injury to his left eye and a culture-proven Fusarium oxysporum endophthalmitis developed. This was successfully treated with a vitrectomy, intravitreal and intravenous amphotericin B, and oral flucytosine. The patient maintains 20/20 vision at this time in his left eye. We recommend combined therapy for this filamentous fungal infection.

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