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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-147

The Current Status Of Fusarium Species In Mycotic Keratitis In South India

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Savitri Sharma

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In a series of 191 culturally proven fungal ulcer cases 51.8% were caused by species of the genus Fusarium. Fusarium solani was the commonest species accounting for 33.5% of all cases of mycotic keratitis. Young males were most commonly affected. Corneal trauma was reported by 53.5% of the patients. Thin, hyaline, septate filaments of Fusarium were seen in 10% KOH mount preparations of corneal scrapings in 86% of causes. Observation of microcondidia along with hyphae in 3 causes was interesting finding. Freshly prepared potato dextrose agar for culture and identification of Fusarium was found extremely useful. Topical Ketoconazole (2%) prepared in MoisolIM was tried on 11 patients and successful healing was achieved in 8. Amphotericin-B, either alone or in combination with Hamycin, and Miconazol and Natamycin did not yield encouraging results.


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