Unknown 14

Mould identification: a virtual self assessment

Case history

A 25-year-old female in good health developed a corneal ulcer in her right eye associated with daily disposable soft contact lens wear. There was no history of trauma to the eye, and she denied overnight wear. Corneal scrapings were taken and direct examination revealed the presence of hyaline fungal hyphae and cultures grew the fungus shown below.

Unknown 14 direct microscopy (Lactophenol Cotton Blue Stain)

Direct microscopy (Lactophenol Cotton Blue Stain)

Unknown 14 culture


Unknown 14 microscopy - 1


Unknown 14 microscopy - 2


Unknown 14 microscopy - 3


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