|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2010 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 549-550
Sabouraud dextrose agar for the diagnosis of fungal keratitis
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160, Thailand
|Date of Web Publication||16-Oct-2010|
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok - 10160
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Wiwanitkit V. Sabouraud dextrose agar for the diagnosis of fungal keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:549-50
|How to cite this URL:|
Wiwanitkit V. Sabouraud dextrose agar for the diagnosis of fungal keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 May 31];58:549-50. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2010/58/6/549/71684
I read the recent publication on diagnosis of fungal keratitis with great interest.  Das et al. concluded that "This study recommends use of blood agar or chocolate agar for diagnosis of both bacterial and fungal keratitis in situations with limited resources."  Omitting sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) seems to be a challenge. In microbiology, SDA is used as a standard for fungus study.  The use of few samples in this study should be carefully considered. In addition, some fungi, especially for Histoplasma spp. cannot be successfully cultured via blood or chocolate agars. ,
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