Tips for Dealing with Fusarium Keratitis for Health Care Providers

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What should health care providers do when they encounter a case of fusarium keratitis?

Tips for Dealing with Fusarium Keratitis for Health Care Providers

Fusarium keratitis is a serious infection which can result in loss of sight. For this reason it is important for health care providers to take each potential case of the infection seriously. Health care providers should take the following steps when dealing with a potential case of fusarium keratitis:

• In a case of microbial keratitis, check for a fungal infection

• Analyze a specimen in the laboratory before commencing treatment

• Report all cases of the infection to the FDA

   

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