ID#: 6838
This photograph depicts a close view of a child’s eyes, revealing a bilateral ophthalmic condition referred to as interstitial keratitis (IK), which had been the result of the child’s congenital syphilitic infection, caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. IK, which is an inflammation of the cornea’s connective tissue elements, usually affects both eyes, and can occur as a complication brought on by congenital, or acquired syphilis. IK usually occurs in children older than two years of age.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Susan Lindsley, VD
Creation Date: 1973
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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