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Saemisch' ulcer

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A serpiginous corneal ulcer, characterised by destructive greyish white or yellow discoid lesions, frequently associated with hypopyon, keratitis, iridocyclitis, posterior abscesses of the corneae. Usually caused by a pneumococcal infection following a minor abrasion.


  • E. T. Saemisch:
    Das Ulcus corneae serpens und seine Therapie; eine klinische Studie.
    Bonn, M. Cohen u. Sohn, 1870.

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