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Detection of herpes simplex virus DNA in atypical epithelial keratitis using polymerase chain reaction.

Authors
  • Koizumi, N
  • Nishida, K
  • Adachi, W
  • Tei, M
  • Honma, Y
  • Dota, A
  • Sotozono, C
  • Yokoi, N
  • Yamamoto, S
  • Kinoshita, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1999
Volume
83
Issue
8
Pages
957–960
Identifiers
PMID: 10413702
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Based on the sensitivity of the PCR system, eight of 17 suspected HSV keratitis patients were confirmed as suffering from HSV keratitis. HSV keratitis should therefore be considered as a possible diagnosis in atypical epithelial keratitis.

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