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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218--222

Mycotic Keratitis : A Five Years Study From Chandigarh.

Jagdish Chander1, A Chakrabarti2, Ashok Sharma3, J. S Saini4 
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Corneal scrapings form 632 corneal ulcer patients were investigated for evidence of any infection. Fungi were detected by direct microscopy and/or by repeated culture in 47 (7.43%) patients. The infection was predominantly seen in the age group of 51-60 years. Men were frequently affected than women. Aspergillus fumigatus was the commonest isolate; 8 (16.00%) followed by A. flavus 7 (14.00%). A. glaucus 2 (4.00%), other Aspergillus species 3 (6.00%), Fusarium 7 (14.00%), Curvalaria 5 (10.00%) and Candida albicans 5 (10.00%). The other fungi isolated were Acremonium 4 (8.00%), paecilomyces 3 (6.00%). Penicillum 2 (4.00%), Alternaria, Drechlera, Aureobasidium and fonsecaea 1 (2.00%) each. Direct microscopy was also positive with sterile culture in 3 whereas culture alone was positive in 7 patients. Calcofluor white stain was found to be more sensitive method than KOH wet mount for demonstration of fungi in the direct smear.

How to cite this article:
Chander J, Chakrabarti A, Sharma A, Saini J. Mycotic Keratitis : A Five Years Study From Chandigarh. Indian J Med Microbiol 1993;11:218-222

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Chander J, Chakrabarti A, Sharma A, Saini J. Mycotic Keratitis : A Five Years Study From Chandigarh. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1993 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];11:218-222
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