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Persistent contact lens-associated keratitis.
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PMID:  21842291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 43-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of contact lens-associated keratitis and corneal ulceration on the left eye. Without having isolated the pathogenic agent, a calculated anti-infective and anti-inflammatory therapy had already been administered with no signs of improvement. Filamentous fungi (Acremonium sp) were found in the scraping material and the contact lens solution. A keratoplasty à chaud was necessary despite immediate initiation of pathogen-specific therapy. Early identification of the pathogen via corneal debridement and culturing are standard procedures in order to initiate a specific therapy and prevent ulceration which can threaten the visual outcome.
A Klingenstein; W J Mayer; J Rueping; C Miller; A Kampik; H Mino De Kaspar
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206148     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologe     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Augenklinik der LMU, Klinikum der Universität München, Campus Innenstadt, Mathildenstr. 8, 80336, München, Deutschland,
Vernacular Title:
Persistierende kontaktlinsenassoziierte Keratitis.
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