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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Primary Mycotic Keratitis Among Tea - Garden Workers



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Corneal scrapings from 203 clinically suspected cases of mycotic keratitis were investigated for evidence of fungal infection. In 54 cases both bacteria and fungi were found in smear examination and was correlated by culture. In 63 cases only fungal elements found in smear examination and single fungal spp. grown on culture. The incidence among males (55.5%) was little more than females (44.4%) with slight preponderance in the 4th decade age group. All the patients gave definite history of corneal trauma while working in the tea garden. Aspergillus was the commonest (50.8%) fungal spp. isolated followed by Candida spp. (17.5%), Acremonium spp. (12.7%), Pencillium spp. (6.3%), Curvularia spp. (4.8%), Fusarium spp. (3.2%) and Aureobasidium, Alternaria, Cladosporium spp. (1.6%) each.






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