Corneal ulcer due to a rare pleosporalean member of the genus Bipolaris following cow tail injury to the eye: A case report and review of literature

Pai, Vijaya H and Jamal, Esha and Prakash, Peralam Yegneswaran (2017) Corneal ulcer due to a rare pleosporalean member of the genus Bipolaris following cow tail injury to the eye: A case report and review of literature. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 65 (5). pp. 403-405. ISSN 0301-4738

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Abstract

Aspergillus and Fusarium are the most common fungi causing mycotic keratitis. Injury to the eye with vegetable matter, cow tail injury, long‑term use of topical steroids are some of the risk factors for mycotic keratitis. There are few case reports of keratitis caused by Bipolaris. The human pathogenic species in the genus are Bipolaris spicifera, Bipolaris hawaiiensis, Bipolaris papendorfii, and Bipolaris australiensis. Most commonly reported keratitis is caused by B. hawaiiensis, followed by B. spicifera. Literature review showed only one case report of keratitis due to B. australiensis reported from Australia. We present a first case report of keratitis due to B. australiensis (currently Curvularia australienis) from India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bipolaris australiensis; corneal ulcer; keratomycoses; phaeoid fungi.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 11:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149016

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