Meningococcal conjunctivitis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis is a rare condition that can have devastating ocular and systemic complications. METHODS Review of the case records. CONCLUSIONS Appropriate Gram stain and cultures should be obtained in cases of hyperacute conjunctivitis, especially in young patients, and systemic antibiotics should be initiated promptly where Gram-negative diplococci are found and prophylaxis for close contacts considered in Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis.

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@article{Irani1997MeningococcalC, title={Meningococcal conjunctivitis.}, author={Fariah Irani and Timothy Ruddell}, journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology}, year={1997}, volume={25 2}, pages={167-8} }