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March 17, 1900

Varicella Ulcer of Cornea.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(11):701. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460110061020

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Chicago, March 5, 1900.

To the Editor:  In The Journal of February 17, p. 431, Dr. Magee is reported as saying that he had been unable to find any reference in literature to the occurrence of a corneal ulcer as a complication of chicken-pox. As I have likewise been unable to find such reference I desire to record what I believe to have been such a case. In January, 1893, I was called to see T., an infant of 1 year, who was suffering from a very sore eye. Investigation showed a corneal ulcer, which had practically destroyed the sight of the eye. The trouble was of only a few days' standing. There was no history of injury or of any previous disease of the eyes, and as I was the family physician I was fairly familiar with the previous health of the child, which had been good. Inquiry elicited

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