Corneal superinfection in acute viral conjunctivitis in young children

Shu Chen Kuo, Su Chin Shen, Shu Wen Chang, Samuel C.M. Huang, Ching Hsi Hsiao*

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Abstract

Two children suffered from corneal superinfection following acute viral keratoconjunctivitis. Group A β-hemolytic streptococci were isolated in one child and cultures were negative in the other child. The corneal ulcers resolved with prompt antibiotic therapy, but both patients developed amblyopia. Visual outcome following corneal superinfection in acute viral conjunctivitis may be poor when it occurs in young children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS
  • ARTIFICIAL TEARS
  • CORTICOSTEROIDS
  • EPIDEMIC
  • KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS
  • TRIAL

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