Author(s): Irani F, Ruddell T, Irani F, Ruddell T, Irani F, Ruddell T, Irani F, Ruddell T
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis is a rare condition that can have devastating ocular and systemic complications. METHODS: Review of the case records. CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate Gram stain and cultures should be obtained in cases of hyperacute conjunctivitis, especially in young patients, and systemic antibiotics should be initiated promptly where Gram-negative diplococci are found and prophylaxis for close contacts considered in Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis.
This article was published in Aust N Z J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy