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June 8, 1912

SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF GONORRHEAL CHORIOIDITIS BY VACCINES

Author Affiliations

New York Instructor in Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical College; Assistant Surgeon, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060105009
Abstract

As far as I am able to ascertain, no case of gonorrheal chorioiditis has been reported in the ophthalmic literature for the last ten years. Metastatic iritis and conjuctivitis of gonorrheal origin have been reported by Posey,1 Shumway2 and others, and the possibility that the chorioid might become affected metastatically from the urethra as a sequel to arthritis has been suggested by DeSchweinitz.3

The etiology of the case I report is established firmly, not only by the therapeutic test but also by a positive complement fixation test. The clinical picture displayed was that of a localized chorio-retinitis attended by a severe hyalitis.

Patient.  —A clerk, single, aged 35, referred by Dr. Charles E. Panoff of Brooklyn, consulted me Dec. 16, 1911, because the vision of the right eye had been failing for two months. The vision of the right eye was found to be 10/200; of the

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