Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2012; 229(4): 441-442
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299253
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Paecilomyces Lilacinus Endophthalmitis following Cataract Surgery: A Therapeutic Challenge

Pilzendophthalmitis durch Paecilomyces lilacinus nach Kataraktoperation: eine therapeutische Herausforderung
S. Trachsler
1   Dept. of Ophthalmology, UniversityHospital of Zurich, Switzerland
,
R. Eberhard
1   Dept. of Ophthalmology, UniversityHospital of Zurich, Switzerland
,
C. Kocher
2   Dept. of Infectiology, UniversityHospital of Zurich, Switzerland
,
J. Fleischhauer
1   Dept. of Ophthalmology, UniversityHospital of Zurich, Switzerland
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Publication History

Publication Date:
11 April 2012 (online)

Background

Paecilomyces lilacinus are ubiquitous saprophytic fungi found in decomposing plants and soil. It rarely contaminates biomaterial but half of all reported infections affect ocular structures [1]. Infection is usually exogenous [2] [3] [4]. Paecilomyces lilacinus often shows multiple resistance to antimycotics [1]. Successful treatment has been reported using voriconazole [5] [6].