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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 117-118

Keratomycosis caused by Blastoschizomyces capitatus


1 Department of Microbiology, VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Susanta Kumar Sahu
Department of Microbiology, VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Burla, Sambalpur - 768 017, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.178232

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Keratomycosis or fungal infections of cornea are common causes of ocular morbidity particularly in developing countries and in tropical climate. Traumatic inoculation is the predominant predisposing factor for this condition. Most of the cases are caused by filamentous fungi. Blastoschizomyces capitatus is one of the emerging fungal agents causing infection in different organ systems particularly in immunocompromised individuals. Barring one case of keratitis and melting of corneal graft there is no report of keratomycosis by B. capitatus. Here we present a case of keratomycosis caused by B. capitatus, which is the first such case reported from India.


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