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Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation)

Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation) is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Bacterial, eg, Pseudomonas, Moraxella, Staphylococcus, pneumococcus
  • Herpes simplex keratitis
  • Ophthalmic zoster
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis
  • Contact lenses (especially soft)
  • Neurotrophic keratitis (lack of corneal sensation)
  • Exposure keratitis (inadequate eyelid closure)
  • Severe dry eyes
  • Severe allergic eye disease
  • Behçet’s syndrome
  • Topical steroids

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Last updated: January 12, 2015

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Keratitis (corneal Ulcer or Inflammation)." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114398/all/Keratitis__corneal_ulcer_or_inflammation_.
Zeiger RF. Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation). Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114398/all/Keratitis__corneal_ulcer_or_inflammation_. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Keratitis (corneal ulcer or inflammation). In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114398/all/Keratitis__corneal_ulcer_or_inflammation_
Zeiger RF. Keratitis (corneal Ulcer or Inflammation) [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114398/all/Keratitis__corneal_ulcer_or_inflammation_.
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