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An Outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Caused by a New Intermediate Adenovirus 22/H8 Identified by Molecular Typing

Ilka Engelmann, Ijad Madisch, Heidi Pommer and Albert Heim

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 7, pages e64-e66
Published in print October 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507533
An Outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Caused by a New Intermediate Adenovirus 22/H8 Identified by Molecular Typing

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In a 4-week period, 12 patients contracted adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. Eight of these patients had visited the same ophthalmologist's practice before onset of symptoms. Adenovirus was detected in swab specimens obtained from 9 patients. Sequence-based typing of 2 isolates revealed type 22/H8. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of a keratoconjunctivitis outbreak caused by an intermediate adenovirus type 22/H8.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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