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Accelerated Photoactivated Chromophore for Keratitis-Corneal Collagen Cross-linking as a First-line and Sole Treatment in Early Fungal Keratitis.
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PMID:  25437486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To report the use of accelerated photoactivated chromophore for keratitis-corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) as a first-line treatment in a patient with an atypical fungal keratitis.
METHODS: Case report and literature review.
RESULTS: A patient who presented with a painful peripheral corneal infiltrate underwent PACK-CXL with a local limited abrasion and accelerated ultraviolet-A irradiation at 365 μm and 9 mW/cm(2) for 10 minutes. Cultures grew Aureobasidium pullulans. The corneal epithelium closed completely within 3 days and the infiltrate was completely eradicated without administration of antibiotics.
CONCLUSIONS: Accelerated PACK-CXL was successfully used as a first-line and sole treatment in a case of early fungal keratitis caused by Aureobasidium pullulans. Further characterization of the antifungal effect of PACK-CXL is needed in prospective studies. [J Refract Surg. 2014;30(12):855-857.].
David Tabibian; Olivier Richoz; Arnaud Riat; Jacques Schrenzel; Farhad Hafezi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1081-597X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505927     Medline TA:  J Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  855-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.
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