Reiter’s Keratitis

David B. Mark, James P McCulley

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Abstract

A distinctive keratitis occurs commonly in Reiter’s syndrome. In three patients with Reiter’s keratitis, two demonstrated the typical features of prodromal conjunctivitis, subepithelial and anterior stromal infiltrates, ragged epithelial erosions, and spontaneous resolution. A third case of rare, severe keratitis in addition had an associated finding of disciform keratitis. To our knowledge, this last finding has not previously been reported. Chlamydiahas been implicated as an etiologic agent in Reiter’s syndrome. Giemsa’s stain of corneal epithelial cells in one of our patients disclosed intracytoplasmic inclusions that resembled those seen in Chlamydia-caused conjunctivitis. The patient also exhibited a rising serum titer to Chlamydiaantigen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-784
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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Keratitis
Reactive Arthritis
Conjunctivitis
Azure Stains
Chlamydia
Epithelial Cells
Serum

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Reiter’s Keratitis. / Mark, David B.; McCulley, James P.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 100, No. 5, 1982, p. 781-784.

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Mark, David B. ; McCulley, James P. / Reiter’s Keratitis. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1982 ; Vol. 100, No. 5. pp. 781-784.
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