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An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a regional ophthalmology clinic in New South Wales

Viney, Kerri; Kehoe, P J; Doyle, B; Sheppeard, V; Roberts-Witteveen (previously Roberts), April; Semirli, H; McPhie, K A; Dwyer, Dominic E; McAnulty , Jeremy.M

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The objective of the study was to identify the extent and cause of an outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). The study design was active case finding and a case-control study of clinic patients who developed symptoms of EKC between 31 December 2005 and 31 March 2006. The main outcome measures were clinical procedures carried out and clinicians seen during clinic visit. Significantly more cases than controls had tonometry with instillation of anaesthetic drops (OR 16.95% CI 3.9-145.1,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71452
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268807009843

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