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Mycobacterium chelonei keratitis: a case report.
  1. D J Mirate,
  2. D S Hull,
  3. J H Steel, Jr and
  4. M J Carter


    The case is reported of a patient who initially presented with a dendritiform corneal ulcer that ultimately failed to heal and in which Mycobacterium chelonei was repeatedly cultured. The organism was sensitive only to kanamycin and amikacin; however, topical administration of these antibiotics failed to achieve a complete cure. Penetrating keratoplasty was ultimately required to eradicate the organism from the cornea.

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