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Fungal Keratitis: Epidemiological Profile in Argentina

  • Patricia Minervini
  • Paula Albera
  • Margarita Villada
Clinical Mycology Lab Issues (S Córdoba, Section Editor)
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Abstract

Purpose of Review

The purpose of this review is to describe the epidemiology and species distribution of fungi-causing keratitis in Argentina during the past 10 years.

Recent Findings

In Argentina, reports of distribution and frequency of fungal keratitis are scarce and little is known about its current epidemiology.

In the present study, a review of the published data on fungal keratitis was done according to the global context focusing on the current situation in our country.

Summary

Data presented here were obtained in a reference ophthalmological hospital in the Autonomous city of Buenos Aires from 2007 to 2017 and represents an approach to the current status of fungal keratitis. However, larger national data is required to assess the actual epidemiological situation in Argentina.

Keywords

Epidemiology Fungal keratitis Keratomycosis Fusarium spp. Aspergillus spp. 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Minervini
    • 1
  • Paula Albera
    • 1
  • Margarita Villada
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital Oftalmológico Santa LuciaCity of Buenos Aires (CABA)Argentina

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