Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

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: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--26

Keratoactinomycosis: A rare case report


Pradnya Krishnakant Bhole, Dipali P Parmar 
 Department of Ophthalmology, M and J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Pradnya Krishnakant Bhole
Department of Ophthalmology, M and J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, B J Medical College Campus, C/34, Sanjay Tower, Shyamal Cross Roads, Ahmedabad - 380 015, Gujarat
India

A 50-year-old female farmer, with a history of vegetative trauma, presented to a tertiary eye care center, with right eye ulcerative keratitis, initially treated elsewhere as fungal keratitis, refractory to conventional antifungal therapy. A corneal scraping was done and it revealed Gram-positive filamentous Actinomyces bacteria. Treatment with topical penicillin (100,000 U/ml) showed a complete resolution of the corneal infection, within 2 weeks of therapy. Actinomyces keratitis is a rare clinical condition. A history of ocular vegetative trauma, with a clinical picture similar to fungal keratitis, leads to delay in the diagnosis of such rare presentations of posttraumatic keratoactinomycosis, which otherwise shows a good response to topical penicillin therapy. A corneal scraping done helps in timely diagnosis and effective treatment.


How to cite this article:
Bhole PK, Parmar DP. Keratoactinomycosis: A rare case report.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2019;7:24-26


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Bhole PK, Parmar DP. Keratoactinomycosis: A rare case report. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];7:24-26
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