Aspergillus flavus keratomycosis in a cat treated with topical 1% voriconazole solution

Amber Labelle, Ralph E. Hamor, Anne M. Barger, Carol W. Maddox, Carrie B. Breaux

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Abstract

An 8-year-old male castrated Domestic Short-haired cat was examined for a 1-week history of blepharospasm and mucoid ocular discharge OS. Examination revealed ulcerative keratitis with stromal loss, stromal infiltrate, corneal edema, perilimbal vascularization and miosis. Cytology of the cornea revealed multiple dichotomously branching, septate fungal hyphae and severe, predominantly neutrophilic inflammation. PCR of the cytology samples confirmed the presence of Aspergillus flavus while fungal and bacterial cultures were negative. Treatment with topical 1% voriconazole solution was successful in resolving the keratomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Ophthalmology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Cornea
  • Eye
  • Feline
  • Keratomycosis
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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