In a patient, corneal scraping reveals narrow angled septate hyphae. Which of the following is the likely etiologic agent: (AIIMS May 2011)
a. Keratomycosis is most commonly caused by Aspergillus species.
b. KERATOMYCOSIS- Invasive fungal infection of the cornea
c. Common agents: A. fumigatus, A. flavus/A. glaucus/A. niger/Fusarium spp. These produces, hyaline, septate hyphae, which branch at acute angles.
d. Curvularia spp./ Alterneria spp./Drechslera spp.-brown septate hyphae
e. Candida spp./Penicillium spp.
f. It usually follows trauma.
g. Diagnosis by microscopic examination and culture