Mycotic keratitis: a study in coastal Karnataka.

S. Kotigadde, M. Ballal, Jyothirlatha, R. Srinivasa, P. G. Shivananda

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1992

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Kotigadde, S., Ballal, M., Jyothirlatha, Srinivasa, R., & Shivananda, P. G. (1992). Mycotic keratitis: a study in coastal Karnataka. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 40(1), 31-33.