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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2006 Jun;14(3):193-4.

Anterior uveitis and meningococcemia: a case report.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitario Principe de Asturias, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. mbgech@yahoo.es

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a case of meningococcemia with anterior uveitis.

METHODS:

Observational case report.

RESULTS:

A 38-year-old woman developed meningococcal septicemia caused by Neisseria meningitidis type B. During her admission, she had pain in her left eye, inflammatory cells, and a fibrinous exudate in the anterior chamber and multiple posterior synechiae, all in the context of an anterior uveitis. She was treated with topical steroids and mydriatics with resolution of ocular inflammation.

CONCLUSIONS:

This case illustrates the possible association between anterior uveitis and a meningococcal septicemia, and the need for careful ophthalmologic examination when a red eye develops in this clinical context.

PMID:
16766405
DOI:
10.1080/09273940600631061
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