Corneal ulcer due to a rare coelomycetes fungus Chaetomium strumarium: Case report and global review of Chaetomium keratomycosis

Mamatha Reddy, Ramya Venugopal, Peralam Prakash, Yogish Kamath

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We present a rare case of corneal ulcer caused by a species of a coelomycetes fungus, Chaetomium strumarium. This fungal genus is a rare causative agent of keratomycosis, with only a handful of cases reported. The clinical presentation, investigative techniques, and preliminary management of our patient are reported. The cases reported in global literature are also summarized in a tabular form in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-874
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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