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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 310-314

Clinico-demographical profile of keratomycosis in Delhi, North India


1 Department of Microbiology , Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
M R Capoor
Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.136582

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This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinico-demographical profile of keratomycosis. (January 2004 to January 2012). The corneal scrapings were processed by direct microscopic methods and standard culture techniques. Of 209 cases of keratitis studied, culture yielded growth in 80 cases (38.3%). Out of these 80 cases of growth, fungi were isolated in 77.5% and bacteria in 22.5%. The spectrum of keratomycosis was Aspergillus flavus (22.5%), Fusarium solani (16.1%), A. fumigatus (11.3%), Candida albicans (6.4%), etc., Routine surveillance of fungal keratitis is necessary to know the existing and emerging pattern of pathogens and to prevent use of un-warranted anti-microbial therapy.






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