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Corneal perforation in nontuberculous (staphylococcal) phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1121999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 18-year-old white man with severe staphylococcal blepharokeratoconjunctivitis of several years' duration developed phylctenules intermittently. At age 22 an active corneal phlyctenule caused perforation of the cornea. Seven days after this occurrence, the perforation closed spontaneously but perforated again ten days later. This occurrence may have been caused by an increase in the patient's hypersensitivity to the Staphylococcus as a result of concurrent viral infection, or it may have been due to the patient's failure to return for treatment at the scheduled time. The area of perforation appeared to be healed 10 and one half months later.
H B Ostler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-25     Completed Date:  1975-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acetylcysteine / therapeutic use
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Atropine / therapeutic use
Blepharitis / complications,  drug therapy
Contact Lenses
Corneal Ulcer / complications*,  etiology
Culture Techniques
Keratoconjunctivitis / complications*,  microbiology
Ophthalmic Solutions
Sodium / therapeutic use
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  microbiology
Sulfacetamide / therapeutic use
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Ophthalmic Solutions; 144-80-9/Sulfacetamide; 51-55-8/Atropine; 616-91-1/Acetylcysteine; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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