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Unsuspected infectious keratitis in host corneal buttons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2470159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infectious keratitis may be unsuspected preoperatively in patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty. We have diagnosed five cases of previously unknown corneal infection discovered only after post-keratoplasty histopathologic examination using specific stains. These cases of preoperatively unsuspected infectious keratitis illustrate examples where histopathologic examination using specialized stains may alert the physician to the need for appropriate postoperative antimicrobial therapy. Furthermore, these cases illustrate the ability of soft contact lenses to mask symptoms of infectious keratitis. Additionally, the clinical appearance of advanced bullous keratopathy may mask signs of infectious keratitis.
T D Lindquist; J D Cameron; V R Havener; J B Rubenstein; R L Lindstrom; D J Doughman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    1989 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-12     Completed Date:  1989-06-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.
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MeSH Terms
Acanthamoeba / isolation & purification
Amebiasis / complications
Contact Lenses
Cornea / pathology
Corneal Transplantation*
Keratitis / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Mycoses / complications
Preoperative Care
Staining and Labeling

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