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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1992  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Mycotic keratitis : A study in coastal Karnataka


Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivananda P G
Prof. & Head of the Dept. of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College. Manipal
India
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Fungi were isolated from 67 cases out of the 295 cases of corneal ulcers investigated. Aspergillus species and species of Candida were the major fungal members isolated. Allescheria boydii was isolated from 3 cases, having no previous history of injury to the eye or infection with bacterial or viral agents. A boydii corneal infection is a rare occurrence. Higher incidence of mystic keratitis was seen among females than males. No relationship to seasonal changes could be established. Bacterial infection was associated in 46. 27% of the cases of mycotic keratitis and Staphylococcus was the predominant bacterial pathogen observed.


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