Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children

Fatma Al-Mutlaq, K. A. Byrne-Rhodes, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Abstract

We examined two children from the same family who had purulent conjunctivitis. Isolates of Neisseria species were obtained from eye cultures and Gram stain of conjunctival scrapings disclosed many gram-negative intracellular diplococci. Colony structure and growth characteristics of the organism with subsequent carbohydrate fermentation tests and serotyping were consistent with Neisseria meningitidis Group B. The patients had no neurologic signs or symptoms. Results of laboratory investigations and blood cultures were normal. Early diagnosis is mandatory and aggressive systemic therapy with appropriate antibiotics may prevent ocular, neurologic, or systemic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume104
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 15 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Conjunctivitis
Neisseria meningitidis
Bacterial Conjunctivitis
Neisseria
Serotyping
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System
Fermentation
Early Diagnosis
Carbohydrates
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Growth
Therapeutics
Blood Culture
Gram's stain

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  • Ophthalmology

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Al-Mutlaq, F., Byrne-Rhodes, K. A., & Tabbara, K. F. (1987). Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 104(3), 280-282.

Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children. / Al-Mutlaq, Fatma; Byrne-Rhodes, K. A.; Tabbara, Khalid F.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 104, No. 3, 15.09.1987, p. 280-282.

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Al-Mutlaq, F, Byrne-Rhodes, KA & Tabbara, KF 1987, 'Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 280-282.
Al-Mutlaq F, Byrne-Rhodes KA, Tabbara KF. Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1987 Sep 15;104(3):280-282.
Al-Mutlaq, Fatma ; Byrne-Rhodes, K. A. ; Tabbara, Khalid F. / Neisseria meningitidis conjunctivitis in children. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1987 ; Vol. 104, No. 3. pp. 280-282.
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