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August 12, 1983

Neisseria gonorrhoeae Conjunctivitis: An Outbreak During an Epidemic of Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

From the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Alfred R. Abrams Ocular Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1983;250(6):794-795. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340060072031

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.

(JAMA 1983;250:794-795)

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