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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-95

Microbiological studies in conjunctivitis

Professor of Microbiology, V.M. Medical College, Solapur-413003, India

Correspondence Address:
A M Saoji
Professor of Microbiology, V.M. Medical College, Solapur-413003
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PMID: 2583792

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A total of 102 cases of clinically diagnosed cases of acute conjunctivitis were included in the present study. The sample was collected from the inflamed conjunctiva and was subjected to conventional bacterial and fungal cul­tural studies. The allergic element was found out by studying the smear after Giemsa staining and demonstrat­ing increased number of eosinophils. The data revealed that 32 samples had an evidence of bacterial infection, 14 showed isolation of fungi and one displayed an allergic etiology. Thirty cases showed presence of mixed infection in different combinations while 25 samples were sterile on conventional culture media. Microbiological studies are essential for confirmation of clinical diagnosis' and to in­stitute an appropriate treatment.

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