Evaluation of diagnostic procedures in chamydial eye infection

Fulvia Milano, Giovanna Gorini, Piero Olliaro, Mariarosa Astori, Giovanni Furiosi, Fernando Trimarchi

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Sixty-six patients suffering from suspected chlamydial conjunctivitis or keratocon-junctivitis underwent direct examination and culture procedures on specimens from conjunctival swabs and corneal scraping for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis. Patient blood samples were also screened for the presence of antichlamydia IgG and IgA antibodies. Eye positivity was found in 12 and 15% of patients by using culture isolation and direct examination, respectively. In 3 out of the 8 patients with culture-proven chlamydial eye infection, all of them female, C. trachomatis was also isolated from the genital tract.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Eye infection
  • Genital infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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