Isolated endogenous Fusarium endophthalmitis in an adult aft
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Fusarium species are ubiquitous in soil and associated with plants, in both tropical and temperate regions. A common cause of fungal keratitis and keratitis-associated fungal endophthalmitis, especially with corneal trauma involving plant matter, Fusarium endophthalmitis may also complicate penetrating eye injuries and cataract surgery. Fusarium is a rare but recognized cause of endogenous endophthalmitis in the immunocompromised; cases have been reported in individuals with hematologic malignancy and after transplant surgery, as well as in active intravenous drug users. Herein, we present a unique case of endogenous Fusarium endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent adult following a thorn prick to the hand.

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