Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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

Mycotic keratitis : A study in coastal Karnataka


Subbannayya Kotigadde, Mamatha Ballal, Jyothirlatha, Anoopa Kumar, Srinivasa Rao P N, Shivananda P G 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kotigadde S, Ballal M, Jyothirlatha, Kumar A, Srinivasa RaoP, ShivanandaP. Mycotic keratitis : A study in coastal Karnataka.Indian J Ophthalmol 1992;40:31-33


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Kotigadde S, Ballal M, Jyothirlatha, Kumar A, Srinivasa RaoP, ShivanandaP. Mycotic keratitis : A study in coastal Karnataka. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1992 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];40:31-33
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