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Article
March 1939

COMMON WART AS AN ETIOLOGIC FACTOR IN CERTAIN CASES OF CONJUNCTIVITIS AND KERATITIS

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the State Eye Hospital (Prof. Dr. J. Imre), Budapest, Hungary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(3):409-420. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860030015001
Abstract

The most frequent ocular disease, conjunctivitis, may puzzle the expert and cause great worry to the patient. The lesion usually heals in several days, but it may resist the same type of treatment for several weeks and cause complications. This difference in response is due principally to the different etiologic factors. Thygeson1 has presented a thorough enumeration of the different kinds of treatment for conjunctivitis, and from the practical point of view I have high esteem for his paper, as he considers the treatment on the basis of causation.

In 1933 and 1935 I2 described 2 cases of conjunctivitis and 3 cases of keratitis due to common warts of the margin of the lid. My first observation dates from 1930. Up to the time of writing I have observed 10 such cases, including the first series of 5 cases. Having seen about 32,000 new patients with ocular conditions

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