Isolation of kingella denitrificans from a corneal ulcer

Yu Hyon Kim, Vasudha Panday, Charles Reilly

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case of a corneal ulcer caused by an unusual pathogen. Design: Case report. Methods: Clinical review describing initial presentation, course, and outcome of 1 patient with a corneal ulcer caused by Kingella denitrificans. Results: A 77-year-old man with a prior history of 4 penetrating keratoplasties in the right eye for herpes simplex virus keratitis presented with a 3-day history of a red painful right eye. On examination, he was found to have a corneal ulcer identified by culture as K. denitrificans. Conclusions: Although Kingella spp. is not a common ocular pathogen, it can infect the cornea, especially when the host immune defense is altered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-473
Number of pages2
JournalCornea
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • keratitis
  • Kingella denitrificans
  • penetrating keratoplasty

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  • Ophthalmology

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Isolation of kingella denitrificans from a corneal ulcer. / Kim, Yu Hyon; Panday, Vasudha; Reilly, Charles.

In: Cornea, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.04.2011, p. 472-473.

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Kim, Yu Hyon ; Panday, Vasudha ; Reilly, Charles. / Isolation of kingella denitrificans from a corneal ulcer. In: Cornea. 2011 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 472-473.
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