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Case Studies | Microbiology | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015
Mycotic Corneal Ulcer Due to Curvularia Pallescens Boedijn
Sagar K  | Mangalkar S  | Gohel T 
Abstract: The importance of corneal disease as a major cause of blindness in the world today remains second only to cataract, but its epidemiology is complicated and encompasses a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases1. Ulcers are primarily divided into infectious and non infectious categories. Bacterial infections (chiefly Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus) are by far the most common, but other microbes include fungi (molds such as Fusarium and yeasts such as Candida), parasites (Acanthamoeba), and viruses (herpes simplex) 2. The causative fungi of keratomycosis are ubiquitous organisms and they are responsible for 6-53 % of all corneal infection worldwide3 Aspergillus and Fusarium are long recognized as ocular pathogens4, but the dematiaceous hyphomycetes have emerged as important opportunists.5-8 This genus of filamentous fungi colonizes soil and vegetation and spreads by airborne spores9. Curvularia species has been reported second commonest agent of mycotic keratitis after Aspergillus species1 here is case report of corneal ulcer due to Curvularia species.
Keywords: Curvularia, corneal ulcer
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,
Pages: 669 - 671
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