Neisseria gonorrhoeae Conjunctivitis: An Outbreak During an Epidemic of Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis

Eduardo C Alfonso, Beth Friedland, Saunders Hupp, Karl Olsen, Karen Senikowich, Virgil E F Sklar, Richard Forster

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Abstract

Ten patients with gonococcal conjunctivitis were examined during an epidemic of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC). Eye cultures in all cases demonstrated Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and seven also had isolates of N gonorrhoeae in genital specimens. All patients responded well to antimicrobial therapy. The patients had used a folk remedy in which they had applied urine to their eyes to treat the symptoms of AHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)794-795
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume250
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 1983

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  • Medicine(all)

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