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Caption: This image depicted two sides of a Petri dish (reverse LT, front Rt), which had been inoculated with a specimen consisting of the left contact lens used by a Tennessee Fusarium keratitis patient, and had subsequently grown a filamentous colony of Fusarium solani Species Complex (FSSC Group-1) fungal organisms. The type of growth medium was unidentified. It was the number of affected individuals, which had increased dramatically, predominantly in persons wearing contact lenses that had warranted this epidemiologic study. The laboratory received cultures, which came from two sources, Fusarium spp. isolated from the eyes of patients with fungal keratitis, and cultures from contact lenses, cases and/or lens solution. The details of the study are being publish in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Mark Lindsley, Sc.D. D(ABMM), Lynette Benjamin, Shirley McClinton
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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