Mycotic keratitis--an underestimated mycosis.

  title={Mycotic keratitis--an underestimated mycosis.},
  author={P A Thomas},
  journal={Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology},
  volume={32 4},
  • P A Thomas
  • Published 1994 in
    Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi…
Mycotic keratitis, an important ophthalmologic problem, especially in outdoor workers in the tropics, is frequently caused by filamentous fungi such as species of Fusarium, Aspergillus and Curvularia, and by yeast-like fungi such as Candida. A rapid, presumptive diagnosis can be made by recognition of certain typical clinical features and by direct microscopic detection of fungi in corneal scrapings stained by various methods. The diagnosis is confirmed by culture. In difficult cases… CONTINUE READING


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