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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-82

Authors' reply


Department of Ophthalmology,V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur - 768 017, Orissa, India

Date of Web Publication21-Dec-2007

Correspondence Address:
Ravindra K Chowdhury
Department of Ophthalmology,V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur - 768 017, Orissa
India
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Chowdhury RK, Behera S, Bhuyan D, Das G. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2008;56:81-2

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Dear Editor,

We thank the readers for their interest in our article[1] and for their valuable comments.[2] The readers have rightly observed that including Rhinosporidium seeberi under Phycomycetes is wrong. We apologize for our error and thank the above readers for pointing that out. The molecular biological analysis of the organism's ribosomal DNA has proved it to be an aquatic protistan parasite.[3] While reviewing the literature, we did come across the fact that Chhattisgarh is an endemic area for oculosporidiosis and many cases have been reported from that state in the last few years. We regret the error. The subcutaneous involvement mentioned in the text and [Table 1] is actually the involvement of the lacrimal sac. Again the reader has rightly pointed out that recurrence is seen in both conjunctival and lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis. However, in our study, recurrence was seen only in lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis. This may be because the follow-up period in our study was limited. We have mentioned a low recurrence rate in comparison to Kuriakose et al.[4] However, we also agree that a recurrence rate of 40% cannot be considered low.

 
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Chowdhury RK, Behera S, Bhuyan D, Das G. Oculosporidiosis in a tertiary care hospital of western Orissa, India: A case series. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:299-301.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Pandey N, Chandrakar AK, Garg ML, Patel SS. Oculosporidiosis a case series. Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:81.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Herr RA, Ajello L, Taylor JW, Arseculeratne SN, Mendoza L. Phylogenetic analysis of Rhinosporidium seeberi's 18S Small-subunit Ribosomal DNA groups this pathogen among members of the Protoctistan Mesomycetazoa clade. J Clin Microbial 1999;37:2750-4.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Kuriakose ET. Oculosporidiosis: Rhinosporidiosis of the Eye. Br J Ophthalmol 1963;47:346-9.   Back to cited text no. 4
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