Lymphogranuloma Venereum Conjunctivitis with a Marginal Corneal Perforation

Delyse R. Buus, Stephen C. Pflugfelder, Julius Schachter, Darlene Miller, Richard K. Forster

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Abstract

The authors have recently treated a case of Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome due to Chlamydia trachomatis serotype L2, a causative agent of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). The ocular manifestations included a mixed papillary-follicular conjuctivities with fleshy superior limbal lesions in both eyes. A superior marginal corneal perforation requiring a therapeutic corneal graft was present in the right eye. The patient had vaginitis, inguinal lymphadenopathy, a history of Sjogren's syndrome, and seropositivity to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The ocular disease resolved completely after 6 weeks of oral tetracycline therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmology
Volume95
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Parinaud's syndrome
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • lymphogranuloma venereum
  • oculoglandular syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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