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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


A case of mycotic keratitis caused by Colletotrichum, a plant pathogen


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Author Details: Meena Dias, Anusha Dias, Sagar Chandrakar

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 349

Article End Page : 352


Abstract

Mycotic keratitis has emerged as a major ophthalmic problem. Fungal keratitis is usually caused by Aspergillus, Fusarium, Curvularia and Candida species. But one should be aware of other rare environmental pathogens causing keratitis. We report here two cases of corneal ulcer caused by plant pathogens Colletotrichum truncatum and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides following injury. Both the cases were treated successfully with voriconazole and natamycin.

Keywords:
Corneal ulcer, Colletotrichum truncatum, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Plant Pathogen, Trauma