Mycotic keratitis: a study in coastal Karnataka

Indian J Ophthalmol. Jan-Mar 1992;40(1):31-3.

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.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Corneal Ulcer / microbiology*
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Eye Infections, Fungal*
  • Female
  • Fungi / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged