The role of Staphylococcal enterotoxin in atopic keratoconjunctivitis and corneal ulceration
Allergy, 05/14/2012Fujishima H et al.
In patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC), S. aureus and secreted enterotoxins (SE) were detected more frequently compared with other patients and healthy volunteers, especially in association with corneal ulceration suggesting a role of SE. So far, it is unknown whether SE leads to tissue damage of the cornea by initiating an immune response or has direct toxic effects.
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