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keratomycosis

 [ker″ah-to-mi-ko´sis]
fungal disease of the cornea.

ker·a·to·my·co·sis

(ker'ă-tō-mī-kō'sis),
Fungal infection of the cornea.

keratomycosis

/ker·a·to·my·co·sis/ (-mi-ko´sis) fungal infection of the cornea.

keratomycosis

[-mīkō′sis]
a fungal disease of the cornea.

keratomycosis

Fungus infection of the CORNEA.

keratomycosis

A fungus infection of the cornea, which may result in keratitis and ulceration. It is usually introduced by injury and is characterized by an ulcer, which appears as a fluffy white elevated protuberance surrounded by a shallow crater on the edge of which is a sharply demarcated halo. There is ciliary and conjunctival injection. Diagnosis is best provided by laboratory analysis of a specimen of these fungal organisms, which are obtained by scraping the base of the ulcer. See fungal keratitis; corneal ulcer.

keratomycosis

fungal disease of the cornea and usually conjunctiva. Occurs mainly in horses; introduced by foreign bodies.
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Similar to this case, Aspergillus species have been the causative agent of fungal keratitis in other avian reports, including A fumigatus in chickens, (2-4) as well as in a lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis).
Most cases of fungal keratitis are thought to be related to damage to the cornea, typically resulting from a traumatic event.
3) In this case, the fungal keratitis likely was a result of trauma because of the acute onset and unilateral nature.
Corneal injury predisposing to fungal keratitis was significantly higher among patients less than 51 yr (98.
History of corneal injury predisposing to fungal keratitis was frequently recorded among agricultural worker (95.
History of corneal injury was noted in 92 per cent cases of fungal keratitis, the most common agent being vegetative matter.
Fungal keratitis is rare, and fusarium keratitis comprises less than 5% of microbial infections in contact lens wearers.
To be able to use appropriate techniques to identify signs of fungal keratitis (Group 3.
To be able to give appropriate advice to reduce the risk of fungal keratitis (Group 5.
The range of activity of natamycin is controversial, but it is often the treatment of choice in many countries, especially for filamentous fungal keratitis.
Natamycin is often first choice for filamentous fungal keratitis and topical amphotericin-B for Candida keratitis.
Although the reported incidence of fungal keratitis represents a very small segment of the more than 30 million U.