Collection of corneal impression cytology directly on a sterile glass slide for the detection of viral antigen: An inexpensive and simple technique for the diagnosis of HSV epithelial keratitis – A pilot study

@article{Athmanathan2001CollectionOC,
  title={Collection of corneal impression cytology directly on a sterile glass slide for the detection of viral antigen: An inexpensive and simple technique for the diagnosis of HSV epithelial keratitis – A pilot study},
  author={Sreedharan Athmanathan and Sesha Reddy Bandlapally and Gullapalli N. Rao},
  journal={BMC Ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) is a sight threatening ocular infection and occurs worldwide. A prompt laboratory diagnosis is often very useful. Conventional virology techniques are often expensive and time consuming. We describe here a highly economical, simple, rapid and sensitive technique for the collection of impression cytology, for the laboratory diagnosis of HSK. METHODS Fifteen patients with a clinical diagnosis of HSK (either dendritic or geographic ulcers) and five… CONTINUE READING