Cat's Tooth Keratitis: Human Corneal Infection With Capnocytophaga canimorsus


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Abstract

Purpose.To describe a patient with keratitis caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus after traumatic injury with a cat's tooth.Methods.Case report and review of the literature.Results.Sixteen months after onset of infection, the patient regained 20/30 vision in the affected eye. However, he required 7 months of antibiotic therapy to eliminate the infection.Conclusion.C. canimorsus keratitis may follow penetrating corneal injury and wound contamination with cat saliva and may be recalcitrant to topical antibiotic therapy.

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