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New pyrenochaeta species causing keratitis.

Tipo: Artículo
Autores: Ferrer C, Pérez-Santonja JJ, Rodríguez AE, Colom MF, Gené J, Alio JL, Verkley GJ, Guarro J.
Títuto Revista: Journal of clinical microbiology
Centro: 14 - IOA - UMH
J Clin Microbiol. 2009 May;47(5):1596-8. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

New pyrenochaeta species causing keratitis.


Research & Development Department, Ophthalmology Division, Vissum Corporation, Instituto Oftalmológico de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain. cferrer@vissum.com


We report a new fungus as an agent of fungal keratitis in a diabetic woman. The fungal etiology was established by classic microbiology and PCR following 3 months of antibacterial therapy. The morphological features of the isolate and sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer region indicate a new species of Pyrenochaeta (Coelomycetes).

PMID: 19297598 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID: PMC2681840