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CHRONIC KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS ASSOCIATED WITH NOCARDIA

CHRONIC KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS ASSOCIATED WITH NOCARDIA Abstract Reports on Nocardia, a subdivision of the genus Actinomyces, as a cause of disease of the eye are rarely found in the literature. A small number of cases of ocular infection due to Streptothrix, a synonym for Actinomyces, can be found. Various clinical observations have been made on streptotrichal infection of the eye. Superficial punctate keratitis,1 yellowish nodules on the conjunctiva,2 adherent yellowish white membrane on the palpebral conjunctiva3 and raised nodules on the surface of the cornea or sclera4 are a few of these. Although the usual infection lasts for years, 1 case was found in which streptotrichal infection of the eyes with adenitis and folliculosis lasted only three weeks.5 Liégard and Landrieu6 separated Nocardia from Streptothrix försteri as a cause of chronic conjunctivitis with mucopurulent secretion. Cavara7 summarized data on fungous infections of the eve. REPORT OF A CASE The patient, References 1. Bruce, G. M., and Locatcher-Khorazo, D.: Actinomyces : Recovery of the Streptothrix in a Case of Superficial Punctate Keratitis , Arch. Ophth. 27:294-298 ( (Feb.) ) 1942.Crossref 2. Bakly: Three Cases of Streptothrix Infection of the Conjunctiva , Tr. Ophth. Soc. U. Kingdom 41:521-525, 1921. 3. May, C. H., in discussion on Crigler, L. W.: Arch. Ophth. 46:171, 1917. 4. Sicardi, J. A.; Regules, U., and Talice, R. V.: Un cas intéressant d'actinomycose conjonctivo-sclérale d'origine traumatique , Ann. de parasitol. 14:171-176 ( (March 1) ) 1936. 5. Thies, O.: Aktinomykose des Sehorgans , Klin. Monatsbl. f. Augenh. 86:55-58 ( (Jan.) ) 1931. 6. Knapp, A., and Dwyer, J. G.: Acute Streptothrix Infection of the Conjunctiva , Arch. Ophth. 47:497-499 ( (Sept.) ) 1918. 7. Liégard and Landrieu: Un cas de mycose conjonctivale , Ann. d'ocul. 146:418-426 ( (Dec.) ) 1911. 8. Cavara, V.: Ophthalmologisches: Le micosi oculari , Zentralbl. f. d. ges. Ophth. 20:718-720, 1928-1929. 9. Waksman, S. A., and Henrici, A. T. : The Nomenclature and Classification of the Actinomycetes , J. Bact. 46:337-341 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 10. Umbreit, W. W.: Studies on the Proactinomyces , J. Bact. 38:73-89 ( (July) ) 1939. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

CHRONIC KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS ASSOCIATED WITH NOCARDIA

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1944 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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10.1001/archopht.1944.00890080017001
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Abstract

Abstract Reports on Nocardia, a subdivision of the genus Actinomyces, as a cause of disease of the eye are rarely found in the literature. A small number of cases of ocular infection due to Streptothrix, a synonym for Actinomyces, can be found. Various clinical observations have been made on streptotrichal infection of the eye. Superficial punctate keratitis,1 yellowish nodules on the conjunctiva,2 adherent yellowish white membrane on the palpebral conjunctiva3 and raised nodules on the surface of the cornea or sclera4 are a few of these. Although the usual infection lasts for years, 1 case was found in which streptotrichal infection of the eyes with adenitis and folliculosis lasted only three weeks.5 Liégard and Landrieu6 separated Nocardia from Streptothrix försteri as a cause of chronic conjunctivitis with mucopurulent secretion. Cavara7 summarized data on fungous infections of the eve. REPORT OF A CASE The patient, References 1. Bruce, G. M., and Locatcher-Khorazo, D.: Actinomyces : Recovery of the Streptothrix in a Case of Superficial Punctate Keratitis , Arch. Ophth. 27:294-298 ( (Feb.) ) 1942.Crossref 2. Bakly: Three Cases of Streptothrix Infection of the Conjunctiva , Tr. Ophth. Soc. U. Kingdom 41:521-525, 1921. 3. May, C. H., in discussion on Crigler, L. W.: Arch. Ophth. 46:171, 1917. 4. Sicardi, J. A.; Regules, U., and Talice, R. V.: Un cas intéressant d'actinomycose conjonctivo-sclérale d'origine traumatique , Ann. de parasitol. 14:171-176 ( (March 1) ) 1936. 5. Thies, O.: Aktinomykose des Sehorgans , Klin. Monatsbl. f. Augenh. 86:55-58 ( (Jan.) ) 1931. 6. Knapp, A., and Dwyer, J. G.: Acute Streptothrix Infection of the Conjunctiva , Arch. Ophth. 47:497-499 ( (Sept.) ) 1918. 7. Liégard and Landrieu: Un cas de mycose conjonctivale , Ann. d'ocul. 146:418-426 ( (Dec.) ) 1911. 8. Cavara, V.: Ophthalmologisches: Le micosi oculari , Zentralbl. f. d. ges. Ophth. 20:718-720, 1928-1929. 9. Waksman, S. A., and Henrici, A. T. : The Nomenclature and Classification of the Actinomycetes , J. Bact. 46:337-341 ( (Oct.) ) 1943. 10. Umbreit, W. W.: Studies on the Proactinomyces , J. Bact. 38:73-89 ( (July) ) 1939.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1944

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