How is necrotizing stromal keratitis characterized?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Necrotizing stromal keratitis, characterized by dense stromal infiltrate, ulceration, and necrosis, is believed to result from viral replication in stromal keratocytes and severe host inflammatory response. This destructive intrastromal inflammation may lead to thinning and perforation within a short period of time.


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