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Keratomycosis in and around Chandigarh: a five-year study from a north Indian tertiary care hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18603719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To find out the prevalence and epidemiological features of keratomycosis in Chandigarh, the present study was carried out jointly by the Departments of Microbiology and Ophthalmology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, over a period of 5 years from January 1999 to December 2003. Corneal scrapings were collected from a total of 154 suspected patients of keratomycosis and were processed and identified by standard laboratory techniques. The study revealed that a total of 64 cases (41.55%) were positive for fungal agents. Direct microscopy was positive in 52 cases (76.47%) and culture in 34 cases (53.12%). Most common fungal isolates were Aspergillus species 14 (41.18%), Fusarium species 8 (23.53%), Candida species 3 (8.82%), Curvularia species 2 (5.88%) and Bipolaris species 2 (5.88%). Thus, hyaline filamentous fungi were the most common etiological agents and mechanical trauma with vegetative matter was the most common predisposing factor. Males in age group of 21-50 years were more commonly affected.
Jagdish Chander; Nidhi Singla; Nalini Agnihotri; Sudesh Kumar Arya; Antariksh Deep
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aspergillus / isolation & purification
Candida / isolation & purification
Corneal Ulcer / microbiology
Eye Infections, Fungal / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Fusarium / isolation & purification
India / epidemiology
Keratitis / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Middle Aged

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