Infectious Disease Compendium

Keratitis

Diagnosis

Inflammation of the cornea. It is very painful. And check visual acuity.

Epidemiologic Risks

Trauma and contact lenses.

Microbiology

Anything can involve the eye. Bacteria lead the list with Pseudomonas at the top. Fungal is not uncommon (Fusarium). Acanthamoeba has been associated with contact lenses. Herpes.

Empiric Therapy

I wouldn't dream of treating this without an eye specialist.

Pearls

Call an ophthalmologist. Stat.

Rants

I feel so, well, Doctorly when I way 'stat'.

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Keratitis NEC 370.9; chickenpox 052.7; herpes, herpetic (simplex) 054.43; herpes, herpetic (simplex) NEC 054.43; purulent 370.8; suppurative 370.8; syphilitic 090.3; trachomatous 076.1; tuberculous 017.3; zoster 053.21.