Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea

David G. Heidemann, Stephen C. Pflugfelder, Jan Kronish, Eduardo C Alfonso, Steven P. Dunn, Saul Ullman

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Abstract

We studied three cases of Capnocytophaga keratitis that demonstrated stromal necrosis and a ring infiltrate. In all cases, the keratitis occurred in a previously diseased or traumatized cornea. One patient was treated with chronic antiamoebic therapy for presumed Acanthamoeba keratitis. Two cases resulted in corneal perforation. Laboratory isolation was difficult because of slow, fastidious growth. Capnocytophaga is not uniformly sensitive to commonly used topical antibiotics such as the cephalosporins and aminoglycosides, but may respond to treatment with topical clindamycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume105
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 15 1988

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Capnocytophaga
Keratitis
Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Corneal Perforation
Clindamycin
Aminoglycosides
Cephalosporins
Cornea
Necrosis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics
Growth

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Heidemann, D. G., Pflugfelder, S. C., Kronish, J., Alfonso, E. C., Dunn, S. P., & Ullman, S. (1988). Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 105(6), 655-660.

Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea. / Heidemann, David G.; Pflugfelder, Stephen C.; Kronish, Jan; Alfonso, Eduardo C; Dunn, Steven P.; Ullman, Saul.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 105, No. 6, 15.06.1988, p. 655-660.

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Heidemann, DG, Pflugfelder, SC, Kronish, J, Alfonso, EC, Dunn, SP & Ullman, S 1988, 'Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 105, no. 6, pp. 655-660.
Heidemann DG, Pflugfelder SC, Kronish J, Alfonso EC, Dunn SP, Ullman S. Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1988 Jun 15;105(6):655-660.
Heidemann, David G. ; Pflugfelder, Stephen C. ; Kronish, Jan ; Alfonso, Eduardo C ; Dunn, Steven P. ; Ullman, Saul. / Necrotizing keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga ochracea. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1988 ; Vol. 105, No. 6. pp. 655-660.
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