Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ASOP)

Research Protocol Volume 3 Issue 2

Human Immuno Deficient Patient Suffering from Exserohilum Rostratum Keratitis

Shivam Bajoria and Amrendra Singhania*

Department College of Paramedical Sciences, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad (U.P), India

*Corresponding Author: Amrendra Singhania, Department College of Paramedical Sciences, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad (U.P), India.

Received: January 20, 2020; Published: January 31, 2020



Purpose : To report The prognosis of Exserohilum Rostratum Keratitis In an Immunodeficiency Patient.

Method: Patients History, Clinical Characteristics, Risk factors, Laboratory findings, Treatments and outcomes being kept for review in a retrospective study of keratomycosis caused by E. rostratum in an HIV patient.

Results: An unknown species of insect causes a trauma in the right eye of a 48 year old patient with HIV infection who shows symptoms of blurred vision and redness in the respective eye. Right Cornea shows white infiltrate in the Biomicroscopic examination. Epithelial surface and anterior stroma shows deposition of brownish pigmented deposits, A feathery edge and satellite lesion. E. rostratum got identified by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR),Large dematiaceous septate hyphae is shown by Corneal scraping Specimen. Primary Treatment include 5% netamycin eye drops and oral Itraconazole. Corneal Lesion shows good prognosis by the medication provided.

Conclusions: An Immunocompromised Patient with ocular trauma shows Corneal phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exserohilum. Corneal scrapings and Polymerase Chain Reaction diagnosed Exserohilum which causes Brown pigmented lesion in a white infilterate.

Keywords:E. rostratum; Exserohilum Rostratum; Cornea



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Citation: Shivam Bajoria and Amrendra Singhania. “Human Immuno Deficient Patient Suffering from Exserohilum Rostratum Keratitis”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.2 (2020): 20-24.


Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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