Curvularia dacryoadenitis and panophthalmitis: case report

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Tarawadee Chawarung



Purpose: To examine the clinical course of dacryoadenitis and panophthalmitis from Curvularia infection.

Methods: Retrospective case review. The authors reported a case of 36-year-old female who presented with dacryoadenitis and panophthalmitis. Clinical features, investigations and management were described.

Results: A 36-year-old female with history of controlled bilateral pars planitis presented with dacryoadenitis and panophthalmitis in the right eye. Her medication at presentation was prednisolone 5 mg/d and mycophenolate mofetil 250 mg/d.  She underwent tissue biopsy. The culture yielded Curvularia spp. Topical and systemic anti-fungal medications were given with a good response.

Conclusion: Curvularia can be the cause of dacryoadenitis with panophthalmitis in immunocompromised hosts.

Keywords: Curvularia, dacryoadenitis, panophthalmitis, fungus


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