Joveeta Joseph

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Since the devastation of the European silk worm industry in the 19th century, microsporidia have been recognized as important organisms. An enormous literature is available on their biology, phylogeny, classification, disease profile, diagnosis, and treatment; however, it is only recently that ophthalmologists have begun to take note of these organisms. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate 16S rRNA-based polymerase chain reactions for the detection and species identification of the microsporidia that cause keratitis. METHODS Of the 5892 cases of microbial keratitis seen between September 2002 and December 2005, 31 (0.5%) microscopically diagnosed cases of microsporidial keratitis were included in the test group; 103(More)
Microsporidia are eukaryotic, spore forming obligate intracellular parasites, first recognized over 100 years ago. Microsporidia are becoming increasingly recognized as infectious pathogens causing intestinal, ocular, sinus, pulmonary, muscular and renal diseases, in both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients. Ocular microsporidiosis, though(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the antibacterial activity of newer fluoroquinolones and compare their activity between ciprofloxacin-susceptible and resistant bacterial isolates from patients with keratitis and endophthalmitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, gatifloxacin and(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical and microbiological profile of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in immunocompetent individuals in southern India. DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis diagnosed between January 2002 and December 2004 were studied. METHODS All medical and(More)
1 Childers BJ, Potyondy LD, Nachreiner R, Rogers FR, Childers ER, Oberg KC et al. Necrotizing fasciitis: a fourteen-year retrospective study of 163 consecutive patients. Am Surg 2002; 68(2): 109–116. 2 Kronish JW, McLeish WM. Eyelid necrosis and periorbital necrotizing fasciitis. Report of a case and review of the literature. Ophthalmology 1991; 98(1):(More)
Genera Myroides belongs to the family flavobacteriaceae and are a group of Gram-negative bacilli which are nonmotile, nonfermentative, and oxidase positive. Myroides spp. are routinely found in the soil and water and rarely cause infections in the immunocompromised patients and are usually multidrug resistant. The authors describe the first case of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND To report the clinical presentations, antibiotic sensitivities, and outcomes of Burkholderia cepacia endophthalmitis. METHODS Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative, interventional case series. We reviewed case records of culture-proven B. cepacia endophthalmitis from the endophthalmitis registry between January 2003 and December 2008. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Endophthalmitis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is a rare condition seen after surgery and trauma. This study reports a retrospective, consecutive, non-comparative case series of 5 patients referred to L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and diagnosed with culture-proven NTM endophthalmitis between January 2004 and April 2015.(More)
Retrospective evaluation of potassium hydroxide plus calcofluor white (KOH+CFW), Gram, Giemsa, and modified Ziehl-Neelsen (1% H(2)SO(4), cold) stains for the detection of microsporidia in corneal scrapings from 30 patients showed KOH+CFW and acid-fast stains to be most efficient (29/30 [96.7%] and 28/30 [93.3%], respectively) in the diagnosis of(More)