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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : DD01 - DD03

A Case of Keratomycosis Caused by Fusarium Solani at Rural Tertiary Care Center

Vishal Laxmikant Kulkarni, Anagha Govind Kinikar, Deepika Shivaji Bhalerao, S Roushani

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. 2. Professor, Department of Microbiology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. 3. Professor, Department of Microbiology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. 4. Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Vishal Laxmikant Kulkarni,
Infront of Prerna HSG Society Saraswati Colony, WD-7, Ahmednagar-413709, Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: kvlvishal@gmail.com

Abstract

Keratomycosis is defined as invasive infection of corneal stroma caused by variety of fungi. Most of these cases occur in agricultural workers with history of corneal trauma with vegetative matter contaminated by fungi. Fusarium species which causes keratomycosis receives occasional mention in literature. We report a case of a 27-year-old male, farmer by occupation presented with complains of foreign body sensation, itching and discharge from the right eye and developed white patch on cornea which was progressed gradually to size of diameter of pea which was later diagnosed as keratitis caused by Fusarium species.

Keywords

Corneal ulcer, Mycotic keratitis, Ocular mycoses

How to cite this article :

Vishal Laxmikant Kulkarni, Anagha Govind Kinikar, Deepika Shivaji Bhalerao, S Roushani. A CASE OF KERATOMYCOSIS CAUSED BY FUSARIUM SOLANI AT RURAL TERTIARY CARE CENTER. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2017 Nov 22 ]; 11:DD01-DD03. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=September&volume=11&issue=9&page=DD01-DD03&id=10549

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/27830.10549

Date of Submission: Feb 27, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 18, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 16, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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