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ETIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF MICROBIAL KERATITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN GUJARAT.

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Author(s): Hitesh Jayprakash Assudani | Jaydev Mansukhlal Pandya | Ricky Rameshbhai Sarvan | Ashwini Avinash Sapre | Aruna Roopam Gupta | Sanjay Jayantilal Mehta

Journal: National Journal of Medical Research
ISSN 2249-4995

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1.000;
Start page: 60;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Prevalence | Microbial keratitis | Associated factors

ABSTRACT
•Prevalence of Bacterial Keratitis is 13% and Mycotic Keratitis is 14%. Most common organism isolated were A. flavus (29.63%) followed by Pseudomonas sp. (25.93%), A. niger (22.22%), S. aureus (11.11%) and Coagulase negative staphylococci (11.11%). Associated factors for of microbial keratitis were injury (44.45%), diabetes mellitus (29.63%), contact lens usage (14.82%) and corticosteroid therapy (03.70%). [Natl J of Med Res 2013; 3(1.000): 60-62]
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