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.
Alfonso E, Friedland B, Hupp S, et al. Neisseria gonorrhoeae Conjunctivitis: An Outbreak During an Epidemic of Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis. JAMA. 1983;250(6):794–795. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340060072031
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