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|Title:||Efficacy of topical and systemic itraconazole as a broad-spectrum antifungal agent in mycotic corneal ulcer. A preliminary study.|
|Authors:||Agarwal, P K|
Maity, P K
Banerjee, A R
|Citation:||Agarwal PK, Roy P, Das A, Banerjee A, Maity PK, Banerjee AR. Efficacy of topical and systemic itraconazole as a broad-spectrum antifungal agent in mycotic corneal ulcer. A preliminary study. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2001 Sep; 49(3): 173-6|
|Abstract:||PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of topical (1%) and systemic itraconazole against common fungi such as Aspergillus and other filamentous fungi that cause mycotic corneal ulcer. METHODS: A prospective randomised, controlled study was done in 54 clinically suspected cases of fungal keratitis of which 44 were culture proven. Half the cases (n=27) with superficial involvement were treated with only topical itraconazole (1%) and the other half were treated with both topical and systemic itraconazole. RESULTS: Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium were the most common fungi isolated. The ulcer resolved in 42 eyes (77%) and 12 eyes (23%) did not respond well to treatment. Four of 12 non-responding eyes were caused by Fusarium species. CONCLUSION: Itraconazole, given either topically or systemically, is effective in treating mycotic corneal ulcers.|
|Appears in Collections:||Indian Journal of Ophthalmology|
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