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Dimmer's keratitis

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A highly infectious form of keratitis marked by numerous coin-shaped or round, discrete greyish areas scattered throughout the various layers of the cornea.

Description

A highly infectious form of keratitis marked by numerous coin-shaped or round, discrete greyish areas 0.5 to 1.5 mm in diameter scattered throughout the various layers of the cornea. These areas are subepithelial infiltrates appearing between one and two weeks after acute keratitis. There is also a painful swelling of lymphatic nodes in front of the ear.

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