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Insect wing conjunctival granuloma.
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PMID:  12827059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a case of conjunctival granuloma formation in response to lodgment of an insect wing. METHOD: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS Granuloma formation in the conjunctiva can occur following lodgment of an insect wing. This can cause the patient chronic redness, discharge, and discomfort. CONCLUSIONS: Small foreign bodies with relatively little mass and large surface area can evade the normal protective mechanisms for removal of a foreign body and give rise to a chronic inflammatory response.
Pradeep Venkatesh; N C Lakshmaiah; Rohan Chawla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-26     Completed Date:  2003-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Ciprofloxacin / administration & dosage
Conjunctival Diseases / etiology*
Eye Foreign Bodies / complications*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Fluorometholone / administration & dosage
Granuloma / etiology*
Ophthalmic Solutions
Postoperative Care
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Glucocorticoids; 0/Ophthalmic Solutions; 426-13-1/Fluorometholone; 85721-33-1/Ciprofloxacin

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