Microbial keratitis in East Africa: why are the outcomes so poor?


Burton, MJ; Pithuwa, J; Okello, E; Afwamba, I; Onyango, JJ; Oates, F; Chevallier, C; Hall, AB; (2011) Microbial keratitis in East Africa: why are the outcomes so poor? Ophthalmic epidemiology, 18 (4). pp. 158-63. ISSN 0928-6586 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3109/09286586.2011.595041

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Abstract

Microbial keratitis (MK) is a major cause of blindness in Africa. This study reports the epidemiology, causative organism, management and outcome of MK in people admitted to a large referral hospital in Northern Tanzania, and explores why the outcomes are so poor for this condition.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: The International Centre for Evidence in Disability
International Centre for Eye Health
PubMed ID: 21780874
Web of Science ID: 293017900004
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/249

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