Colletotrichum graminicola keratitis: First case report from India

Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Pai, Vijaya H and Bairy, Indira and Bhandary, Sulatha V (2010) Colletotrichum graminicola keratitis: First case report from India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 58 (5). pp. 415-417. ISSN 0301-4738

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Coelomycetes are asexual fungi that produce their hyphae in specialized structures called conidiomata, which are often of two types, namely pycnidia and acervuli. Among the 11 known genera, Colletotrichum, Nattrassia and Phoma are medically important coelomycetous fungi encountered in clinical specimens.Colletotrichum species are predominantly plant pathogens causing anthracnoses. The acervular conidiomata covered with setae, producing elongated slimy conidia, and the presence of appressoria, are the key morphological features of the genus. Five species of Colletotrichum have been reported to cause infections in humans, namely C. coccoides, C. crassipes, C. dematium, C. gloeosporioides and C. graminicola.They have been implicated in causing keratomycosis, subcutaneous and systemic infections.We herein report a patient with Colletotrichum graminicola keratitis which is the first from India and the second case worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Brief Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coelomycetous fungi; Colletotrichum graminicola; keratomycosis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 09:05

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