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Petzetakis-Takos syndrome

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A form of superficial keratitis observed in severe malnutrition. It is characetrized by edema of the eyelids and bulbar conjunctiva, the presence of multiple phlyctenules on cornea, decreased iridic reflexes, photophobia, blepharospasm, xerophthalmia, impaired vision, and lesions of the corneal and precorneal layers.


  • M. Petzetakis:
    Les troubles oculaires pendant la trophopénie (maladie oedénomateuse) et l’épidémie de la pellagre. (1941-1944). La keratite superficielle trophopénique (kératopathie épithéliale).
    Presse médicale, Paris, 1950, 58: 1082-1084.

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