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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2003 Dec;9(12):1245-7.

Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis.

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Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro (C. E. Argüelles), Quintana 11, 28008 Madrid, Spain.


Neisseria meningitidis is an uncommon cause of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. One case of primary meningococcal conjunctivitis in a healthy 6-year-old boy is reported. The patient was initially treated with a topical instillation of polymyxin B, neomycin and gramicidin in ophthalmic solution, and this was followed by systemic rifampin once the diagnosis had been established. No ocular or systemic complications developed.

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