PMID: 15448506Sep 28, 2004Paper

Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis in an adult

Cornea
Christopher M AndreoliLynnette M Watkins

Abstract

To describe a case of primary meningococcal conjunctivitis mimicking epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Review of a case history and current literature. A 28-year-old man presented with 5 days of a bilateral follicular conjunctivitis and subepithelial corneal infiltrates. Initial diagnosis of adenoviral conjunctivitis was made. Initial Gram stain of conjunctival exudates was negative. Cultures grew Neisseria meningitidis. Systemic antibiotics were instituted with adjunctive topical therapy. The conjunctivitis resolved with no evidence of systemic invasion. The clinical picture of Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis can overlap with other infectious organisms including adenovirus. Early diagnosis and systemic antibiotic therapy are critical to prevent bacteremic spread of infection.

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Citations

Oct 1, 2011·Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine·Jakiyah DaudWan Hazabbah Wan Hitam
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Mar 23, 2010·La Presse médicale·Jean-Benoît ArletJacques Pouchot
May 4, 2017·Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology·Wesley Wh Teoh, Katherine J Walker

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Antibiotics
Terbac
Differential Diagnosis
Polychemotherapy
Keratoconjunctivitis
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup Y
Neisseria meningitidis
Penicillin

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