Candida albicans isolated from post-operative penetrating keratoplasty patient: Case report

Authors

  • Abhishek Chandra Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Munesh Kumar Gupta Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Ragini Tilak Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8669

Keywords:

Post-keratoplasty, Candida, Fluconazole, Amphotericin B, Penetrating keratoplasty

Abstract

We report a case report of Candida albicans suture infiltrate on 3rd post-op day in a 53 year female operated for penetrating keratoplasty. Candida albicans was identified by KOH mount, Gram Staining, germ tube, growth at 450C, chlamydospore formation and light green color on CHROMagar with sugar assimilation and culture characteristics. Despite being susceptible to Fluconazole by broth microdilution, patient did not respond to 0.3% fluconazole eye drops. On antifungal susceptibility testing by CLSI44A, it was susceptible to only Amphotericin B (100units). Patient was then started on 0.15% fortified amphotericin B eye drops resulting in complete resolution of infiltrates.

Asian Journal of Medical Science, Volume-5(3) 2014: 116-119

http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8669

 

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Author Biographies

Abhishek Chandra, Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Dept. of Ophthalmology

Munesh Kumar Gupta, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Department of Microbiology

Ragini Tilak, Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Department of Microbiology

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Published

2014-02-26

How to Cite

Chandra, A., Gupta, M. K., & Tilak, R. (2014). Candida albicans isolated from post-operative penetrating keratoplasty patient: Case report. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(3), 116–119. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8669

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Case Reports