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April 1944

A New Conception of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;31(4):357-358. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890040095029

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Dr. Hamilton's translation of Dr. Henrik Sjögren's monograph on keratoconjunctivitis sicca makes this important article now available to English readers. In a foreword are listed additional articles on this subject by the author and by others which have appeared since the publication of the monograph, in 1933 ; these articles have added little to knowledge of this syndrome. Dr. Hamilton believes that there are still several problems concerned with this subject which are open for investigation. These concern the pathologic picture of the arthritic condition ; the blood count and sedimentation rate, which should be determined periodically ; the bacterial content of the purulent salivary secretion ; a quantitative analysis of the salivary secretion ; a possible reaction to atrophic rhinitis and, finally, the relation of idiopathic corneal ulcer and diminished lacrimal secretion. At the end of the monograph, Dr. Hamilton has added an appendix dealing with treatment, about which nothing is said in the

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