Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis

D. Wasserman, P. A. Asbell, A. J. Friedman, E. J. Bottone

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Abstract

A 70-year-old woman presented with a 10-month history of chronic blepharoconjunctivitis that had been unresponsive to multiple methods of treatment. The patient was not immunocompromised and had no history of corneal disease, ocular trauma, or lacrimal duct obstruction. Gram and Giemsa staining of conjunctival smears resulted in visualization of slender, fusiform bacilli. Culture of conjunctival scrapings led to the recovery of a fastidious isolate identified as Capnocytophaga ochracea. The same microorganism was also recovered from cultures of the patient's gingiva. The blepharoconjunctivitis responded well to treatment with fortified cefazolin eye drops. Awareness of this easily overlooked bacterial species should prompt the use of smear and cultural techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-535
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Capnocytophaga
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
Corneal Diseases
Cefazolin
Ophthalmic Solutions
Gingiva
Bacillus
Staining and Labeling
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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Wasserman, D., Asbell, P. A., Friedman, A. J., & Bottone, E. J. (1995). Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis. Cornea, 14(5), 533-535.

Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis. / Wasserman, D.; Asbell, P. A.; Friedman, A. J.; Bottone, E. J.

In: Cornea, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.01.1995, p. 533-535.

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Wasserman, D, Asbell, PA, Friedman, AJ & Bottone, EJ 1995, 'Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis', Cornea, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 533-535.
Wasserman D, Asbell PA, Friedman AJ, Bottone EJ. Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis. Cornea. 1995 Jan 1;14(5):533-535.
Wasserman, D. ; Asbell, P. A. ; Friedman, A. J. ; Bottone, E. J. / Capnocytophaga ochracea chronic blepharoconjunctivitis. In: Cornea. 1995 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 533-535.
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