TITLE

New microbial spectrum of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis: clinical and laboratory aspects of an outbreak

AUTHOR(S)
Das, S.; Sharma, S.; Sahu, S. K.; Nayak, S. S.; Kar, S.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
British Journal of Ophthalmology;Jun2008, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p861
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a letter which discusses the existence and prevalence of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). EKC is more commonly known as red eye syndrome, and is often seasonal. It was found through laboratory investigations that such seasonal outbreak was due to the microsporidial infection of the cornea. It was due to microsporidia, the parasites that are known to infect insects in aquatic and other environments. To treat this, topical antibiotics and lubricants are offered.
ACCESSION #
32720092

 

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