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Helena M. Tabery 
Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis and Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis 
In Vivo Morphology in the Human Cornea


Despite differences in frequency, causation, and infectivity, adenovirus epithelial keratitis and Thygeson’s superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) are often confused in clinical practice owing to the similarity between adenovirus epithelial infiltrates and ‘coarse’ epithelial TSPK lesions. This book presents the morphological features, dynamics, and sequelae of adenovirus and Thygeson’s keratitides captured at high magnification in the living human cornea. It thereby fills the existing void between conventional photographs and slit-lamp observations. Case reports demonstrate the importance of patient history in differential diagnosis, illustrate the need for familiarity with early manifestations of adenovirus infections, and assist in the diagnosis of rare variants of TSPK. Furthermore, the detailed observations on the natural course of the diseases ensure that the book will serve not only as a diagnostic tool but also as a reference when evaluating the effects of potential new treatments.

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Table of Content

Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis: The Morphology of Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis.- Adenovirus Type 8 Epithelial Keratitis, Accompanying Signs and Sequelae.- Adenovirus Epithelial Keratitis Caused by Various Serotypes.- The Development of Subepithelial Infiltrates – a Sequence of Events. Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis: The Morphology of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK).- Typical Cases of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis.

About the author

Helena M. Tabery gained her MD from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1972 and thereafter undertook ophthalmologic training at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden (1973-1975) and the Eye Department of Dr. Karl Lisch in Wörgl, Austria (1975-77). Dr. Tabery has been an accredited Specialist in Ophthalmology since 1975. Between 1977 and 1989 she was a clinical teacher at the Department of Ophthalmology, Malmö University Hospital, University of Lund, Malmo, Sweden. Since 1989 she has worked as a Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic, Malmö University Hospital UMAS, Sweden.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 131 ● ISBN 9783642216343 ● File size 17.7 MB ● Publisher Springer Berlin ● City Heidelberg ● Country DE ● Published 2011 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 2246143 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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