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Dual infection of the conjunctiva with herpes simplex virus and Chlamydia trachomatis.

Authors
  • Mantell, J
  • Goh, B T
  • Woodland, R M
  • Walpita, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
167–168
Identifiers
PMID: 3227472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a homosexual man with simultaneous infection of the conjunctiva by Herpes simplex virus and Chlamydia trachomatis. This dual infection was associated with a genital and disseminated Herpes simplex virus infection as well as asymptomatic chlamydial infection of the rectum and "nonspecific" urethritis. The findings in this case show the importance of laboratory investigation in cases of conjunctivitis associated with genital infection.

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