Tintelnotia destructans: Ein neuer Feind vor dem Tore [Tintelnotia destructans: new enemy at the gates].

Habbe KJ, Frings A, Schrader S, Roth M, MacKenzie C, Walther G, Kurzai O, Geerling G (2018) Tintelnotia destructans: Ein neuer Feind vor dem Tore [Tintelnotia destructans: new enemy at the gates]. Ophthalmologe 115(11), 948-950. PubMed PDF

Abstract

Tintelnotia destructans is a fungal species described for the first time in 2016, which can cause infections of the nails and of the cornea. We describe the second known case worldwide of Tintelnotia destructans-associated keratitis and its therapy. A good sensitivity for amphotericin B and voriconazole was demonstrated in the resistogram for the first time and the successful clinical course was confirmed. The present case study also shows the importance of intensive diagnostics in atypical microbial keratitis.

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doi: 10.1007/s00347-017-0641-5 PMID: 29273865