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Prevalence and spectrum of bacterial co-infection during fungal keratitis
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  • Published on:
    Bacterial co-infection in mycotic keratitis in India - a tertiary eye care centre experience
    • Sujith Vengayil, Resident doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Anita Panda, Gita Satpathy, Sethi H

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article published by Pate JC (1) in your journal and the editorial (2), regarding polymicrobial infection of cornea. Our centre is a tertiary level eye care centre in northern India and also the apex centre for eye care of the country. We, in our country come across a large number of fungal keratitis cases compared to that reported in western studies. Though the author...

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    Polymicrobial keratitis
    • Uma Sridhar, Cornea consultant
    • Other Contributors:
      • Rohan Chawla, Sanjay Dhawan

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the clinical report by Pate et al. in which bacterial conifection in keratomycosis was reported by smear, culture or both. We have seen in our own practice in a series of 110 cases of infectious keratitis (unpublished data) between year 2001-2005, six cases of bacterial co infection in keratomycosis. Five of them were smear positive and one case was only culture positive...

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