Original article | Volume 17, Article 205, 15 Mar 2014 | 10.11604/pamj.2014.17.205.3153

Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses

Hanan Handor, Rajae Daoudi

Corresponding author: Hanan Handor, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Service d’Ophtalmologie A de l’Hôpital des Spécialités, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc

Received: 27 Jul 2013 - Accepted: 12 Dec 2013 - Published: 15 Mar 2014

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Ophthalmologists, adenoviruses, keratoconjunctivitis

©Hanan Handor et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Hanan Handor et al. Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses. Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;17:205. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2014.17.205.3153]

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Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses

Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses

 

Hanan Handor1,&, Rajae Daoudi1

 

1Université Mohammed V Souissi, Service d’Ophtalmologie A de l’Hôpital des Spécialités, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc

 

 

&Corresponding author
Hanan Handor, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Service d’Ophtalmologie A de l’Hôpital des Spécialités, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc

 

 

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Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis caused by different serotypes of human adenoviruses is an explosive and highly contagious ocular surface infection. This is the case of a young ophthalmologist who presented a filamentary keratitis complicating an adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. Filamentary keratitis is a chronic and debilitating disorder related to dry eye syndrome. Patients with filamentary keratitis report ocular discomfort ranging from mild foreign-body sensation to severe ocular pain. Filaments are composed of mucin, and degenerating and regenerating epithelial cells of the cornea. Current management of filamentary keratitis involves treating the underlying dry eye (non preserved lubricants, topical steroidal agents, and punctal plugs) and mechanical removal of filaments.

Figure 1: A) fibrosis of the tarsal conjunctiva in response to severe adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis (yellow arrow); (B,C): mucus filament adhering to the corneal surface (yellow arrows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses

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Ophthalmologists beware of adenoviruses

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