Meningococcal conjunctivitis

Archives of Ophthalmology
I BrookT H Pettit

Abstract

Meningococcal conjunctivitis is typically described as an acute purulent infection. An atypical case of mild catarrhal conjunctivitis occurred in a 19-year-old college student. The meningococci were identified as Neisseria meningitidis, group A, and were isolated from the throats of the patient and her roommate. The conjunctivitis responded rapidly to treatment with sodium sulfacetamide, and it was not treated systemically. A short review of the literature of meningococcal conjunctivitis is presented, and the current recommendation for prophylaxis is discussed.

Citations

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Oct 1, 2011·Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine·Jakiyah DaudWan Hazabbah Wan Hitam

Related Concepts

Administration, Topical
Carrier of Disorder
Conjunctivitis
Meningococcal Infections
Structure of Choanae
Neisseria meningitidis
Sulfacetamide, Monosodium Salt, Anhydrous

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