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Bacterial Infection of a Neurotrophic Cornea in an Immunocompromised Subject

Webb, Robert M. M.D.; Duke, Mary Ann
Cornea: March 1985
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ABSTRACT

The following is a case report of a 61-year-old woman with a 10-year history of pemphigus vulgaris, successfully treated with steroids and cytotoxic agents. The patient developed severe herpes zoster ophthalmicus, complicated by a staph-indolent corneal ulcer. This case illustrates several of the many unfortunate ophthalmological complications that may develop in the immunocompromised patient.

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