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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93-94

Microbial keratitis due to infection with Citrobacter freundii: A rare entity


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jagat Ram
Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_664_20

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We report a unique case of Citrobacter freundii keratitis in a 35-year-old male presented with a paracentral corneal ulcer secondary to injury with a tile particle. Clinically, it seemed like a fungal ulcer. However, the bacterial culture was positive for Citrobacter freundii, which responded to topical amikacin and ceftazidime. Citrobacter freundii is a facultative anaerobic gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family of Enterobacteriaceae being associated with external eye infections; while this is another report of it being associated with microbial keratitis.


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