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Secondary bacterial infections in herpes simplex keratitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6751191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In nine patients who had herpetic corneal disease, secondary bacterial infections developed. Five of the patients had the ulcers in their own cornea, whereas four had them in corneal transplants in which the graft had been performed because of herpes. All of the patients with grafts were receiving topical steroids when the ulcer developed. Four of the eyes had active herpetic disease at the time of onset, four had no known active disease, and in one it was unknown. The infections respond well to topical treatment except in eyes that had been grafted because of herpes. Staphylococcus was the most frequent invader in these corneas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the second most common.
I Nissenkorn; T O Wood
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  757-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / complications*
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal Ulcer / complications*
Keratitis, Dendritic / complications*
Middle Aged
Pseudomonas Infections / complications
Staphylococcal Infections / complications

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