Clinical and Microbiological Profile of Infectious Keratitis in Children

Patricia Chirinos-Saldaña; Victor Manuel Bautista de Lucio; Julio Cesar Hernandez-Camarena; Alejandro Navas; Arturo Ramirez-Miranda; Lizet Vizuet-Garcia; Mariana Ortiz-Casas; Nadia Lopez-Espinosa; Carolina Gaona-Juarez; Luis Antonio Bautista-Hernandez; Enrique O Graue-Hernandez

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BMC Ophthalmol. 2013;13(54) 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, trauma and contact lenses were the main predisposing factors for infectious keratitis in patients 16 years or younger. The frequent involvement of the central cornea, the delay in reaching specialty care and low positivity of cultures may all account for the poor visual outcomes conveyed in our study.

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