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Two boys with ophthalmomyiasis caused by the first instar larva of the reindeer warble fly Hypoderma tarandi are reported. Both were 9 years old and came from the coast of northern Norway. One had ophthalmomyiasis interna posterior and one eye had been removed because of progressive pain and blindness. Histological examination showed the remains of a fly(More)
During one year, 1928 of all 1958 neonates born in the county of Troms in Northern Norway were followed until 6 weeks of age, regarding the development of ophthalmia neonatorum. Conjunctivitis was found in 364 cases (189 per 1000 neonates), including mild and self-limiting cases. In 14.5 cases per 1000 neonates the ophthalmia neonatorum was recorded as(More)
The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, amoxicillin and a new erythromycin analogue (azithromycin or CP 62993) against Chlamydia trachomatis was determined. There was a large difference between the MICs (microgram/ml) of different quinolones (median of 3 independent measurements; range): ofloxacin (0.5; 0.5-1)(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence, clinical presentation, etiology, and outcomes of postoperative endophthalmitis in Norway and to explore the potential of and establish a platform for improving diagnostics, prophylaxis, and treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis. SETTING All ophthalmic surgical units and relevant microbiology laboratories in Norway.(More)
The relative value of culture, direct specimen antigen detection tests, i.e., enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunofluorescence (IF) tests in the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection was studied in 125 newborns and 121 adults with signs of conjunctivitis. Eye and nasopharyngeal samples were tested by culture using(More)
Congenital or acquired palsy of the superior oblique eye muscle presents a clinical picture which is consistent and recognizable. The diagnosis is based upon two clinical findings: hypertropia of the affected eye with a greater than normal vertical deviation in adduction, and an increase of the hypertropia when tilting the head towards the affected side(More)
Specimens of Chlamydia trachomatis were treated either by five different detergents, by ultrasound sonication or by four different buffers before cultivation in cycloheximide-treated McCoy cells. The chlamydial yield by cultivation and the variance of the yield were compared to a standard method using 0.2 molar sucrose in phosphate buffered saline (2SP)(More)
A study is presented on the use of serological tests for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in 273 pregnant women. 166 were cultured for C. trachomatis and nine (5.4%) were positive. Three culture-positive babies, all born to culture-positive women, had conjunctivitis. Elevated IgG and IgA antibody levels were seen in six (67%) and three (33%) of the(More)
In a population of 1928 neonates in Northern Norway, ophthalmia neonatorum was diagnosed in 18.9%, including mild and self-limiting cases. Sixteen out of 269 (6.0%) cultured cases were positive for Chlamydia trachomatis. No gonococcal ophthalmia was seen. In neonates whose symptoms began in the maternity wards, the distribution of the isolated(More)
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