Moraxella keratitis in a nonalcoholic population

L. Michael Cobo, Douglas J. Coster, John Peacock

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Abstract

Moraxella keratitis has been commonly described as a disease of debilitated older patients, particularly malnourished chronic alcoholics. This communication reviews the features of corneal infection due to Moraxella nonliquifaciens occurring in both young and old patients in otherwise good general health. Chronic corneal epithelial disturbance was a common finding in the 8 patients reported, indicating that more localised corneal debilitation may have a role in the pathogenesis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-686
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume65
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

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