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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-169

Authors' reply


Department of Ophthalmology, DY Patil Medical College & Research Center, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication23-Feb-2011

Correspondence Address:
Nita Umesh Shanbhag
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Shanbhag NU, Karandikar S, Deshmukkh PA. Authors' reply. Indian J Ophthalmol 2011;59:168-9

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Dear Editor,

We thank Rath et al. [1] for the interest shown in our article [2] and their comments.

They are correct in their supposition that the patient reported by us and Patil et al. is the same.

To quote from our article, "We are reporting this case because orbital involvement of actinomycetoma is very unusual. In our review of the literature, we did not come across any such case." We do not claim to be the first to report a case of orbital actinomycetoma. Our literature search did not bring up the articles by Pagliani et al. [3] and Sullivan et al. [4] and we thank Rath for correcting our lapse. This patient was first seen and primarily treated at the ophthalmology department, and inputs were obtained from the dermatology department for the skin lesions and the pharmacological treatment.

At the time of submission of our article (September 2008), we were not aware that this article was to be submitted by the dermatology department (Patil et al. [5] ). Our article as it turns out took much longer in the editorial process, and was eventually published only in January 2010. As far as we could ascertain, they have highlighted the dermatology points and we have focused on the ophthalmic aspects.

 
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1.
Rath S, Sharma S, Vemuganti G. Orbital nacrodiosis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2011;59:168.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Shanbhag NU, Karandikar S, Deshmukkh PA. Disseminated orbital actinomycetoma: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:60-3.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Pagliani L, Campi L, Cavallini GM. Orbital actinomycosis associated with painful ophthalmoplegia. Actinomycosis of the orbit. Ophthalmologica 2006;220:201-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Sullivan TJ, Aylward GW, Wright JE. Actinomycosis of the orbit. Br J Ophthalmol 1992;76:505-6.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Patil SP, Gautam MM, Sodha AA, Khan KJ. Primary cutaneous nocardiosis with craniocerebral extension: A case report. Dermatol Online J 2009;15:8.  Back to cited text no. 5
    




 

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