Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

Corneal Ulcer Due to the Fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae in an Ecuadorian Farmer

Published on: 2017-11-22

Abstract

We describe a case of a corneal ulcer as a result of traumatic implantation caused by the fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae. It was isolated from a corneal lesion in a 35-year-old farmer in Puerto Quito (tropical forest of Ecuador). After a month of incubation, no sporulation was observed; the isolate was identified by DNA sequencing. The initial treatment with topic and intrastromal voriconazole failed. The patient was treated by conjunctival flap covering surgery and needs a corneal transplant.

Keywords

Corneal Ulcer; Ecuador; Fungal Keratitis; Lasiodiplodia theobromae