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Infectious Crystalline Keratopathy in a Neonatal Infant

Burnette, W. C. M.D.; Foos, R. Y. M.D.
Cornea: April 1990
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Bilateral white crystalline opacities of the central corneas were found at autopsy in the eyes of a 17-day-old girl with Turner's Syndrome. Corticosteroid therapy had not been used. Histopathologic and electron microscopic evaluation revealed clusters of gram-negative rods between relatively intact stromal lamellae. Inflammation was mild and restricted to the limbus and peripheral cornea. This case represents an unusual presentation of an infectious crystalline keratopathy.

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