Table 1

Demographic data and clinical features of study participants

Fusarium spp keratitis (n=68)Aspergillus spp keratitis (n=30)p Value
Median age, years (range)45 (20–70)54 (30–79)0.016
Male gender, n (%)50 (73.5)21 (70.0)0.719
Symptom duration, median no. of days (range)5 (1–90)7 (2–30)0.003
Diabetes mellitus present, n (%)5 (7)6 (20)0.068
Prior use of any antifungal, n (%)*24 (41.4)15 (51.7)0.360
Prior topical steroid/ciclosporin use, n (%)*6 (10.3)3 (10.3)1.000
Stromal infiltrate longest diameter, mm (range)5.0 (3.0–10.0)5.0 (3.0–8.3)0.260
Presence of deep infiltrate in posterior third of cornea (assessed at slit lamp), n (%)37 (54.4)24 (80.0)0.016
  • *For prior medication usage, n=58 for Fusarium group, n=29 for Aspergillus group (data not available for n=11).