Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 398-399
DOI: 10.1055/a-1085-9506
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Rapidly Developing and Extensive Kingella kingae Keratitis after Blunt Trauma in a Contact Lens Wearer

Rasch entwickelte und ausgeprägte Keratitis durch Kingella kingae bei einem Kontaktlinsenträger nach stumpfem Trauma
Heinrich Gerding
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Pallas Kliniken AG, Switzerland
,
Ioanna Zygoula
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Pallas Kliniken AG, Switzerland
,
Katarina Hurtikova
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Pallas Kliniken AG, Switzerland
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Background

Kingella kingae is a gram-negative nonmotile, facultatively anaerobic coccobacillus that is mainly associated with infections of the skeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems in children [1]. Very few cases of ocular infections have been published so far, mainly presenting a keratitis and/or corneal ulcer [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]. In this case report, an unusually rapid and extensive corneal affection after blunt trauma in a contact lens wearer is described.



Publication History

Received: 24 September 2019

Accepted: 02 December 2019

Publication Date:
04 March 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Stuttgart · New York