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Pseudomonas corneoscleritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3541633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We evaluated three cases of Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneoscleritis, one associated with the use of contaminated eyedrops; another in an elderly, debilitated patient; and the third in a patient who had previously undergone penetrating keratoplasty. In the first two cases, control of the infection was achieved by intensive antibiotic therapy alone. The third case required evisceration of the eye following spontaneous perforation at the site of scleral involvement. Histopathologic findings showed persistence of the organism in the sclera despite intensive antibiotic therapy for six days.
Authors:
E Alfonso; K R Kenyon; L D Ormerod; R Stevens; M D Wagoner; D M Albert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-06     Completed Date:  1987-02-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cornea / microbiology
Corneal Transplantation
Drug Contamination
Female
Humans
Inflammation / etiology,  therapy
Keratitis / etiology,  therapy*
Male
Ophthalmic Solutions / adverse effects
Postoperative Complications / therapy
Pseudomonas Infections / therapy*
Sclera* / microbiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
EY05769/EY/NEI NIH HHS; EY05799/EY/NEI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ophthalmic Solutions

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