A Case of Keratomycosis Caused by Fusarium Solani at Rural Tertiary Care CenterCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Vishal Laxmikant Kulkarni,
Infront of Prerna HSG Society Saraswati Colony, WD-7, Ahmednagar-413709, Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India.
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.
Corneal ulcer, Mycotic keratitis, Ocular mycoses
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 19 ]; 11:DD01-DD03. Available from
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
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