Dual infection of the conjunctiva with herpes simplex virus and Chlamydia trachomatis

Sex Transm Dis. 1988 Jul-Sep;15(3):167-8. doi: 10.1097/00007435-198807000-00012.


We describe a homosexual man with simultaneous infection of the conjunctiva by Herpes simplex virus and Chlamydia trachomatis. This dual infection was associated with a genital and disseminated Herpes simplex virus infection as well as asymptomatic chlamydial infection of the rectum and "nonspecific" urethritis. The findings in this case show the importance of laboratory investigation in cases of conjunctivitis associated with genital infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acyclovir / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / complications*
  • Chlamydia Infections / drug therapy
  • Conjunctivitis, Inclusion / complications*
  • Conjunctivitis, Inclusion / drug therapy
  • Doxycycline / therapeutic use
  • Herpes Genitalis / complications*
  • Herpes Genitalis / drug therapy
  • Homosexuality
  • Humans
  • Keratitis, Dendritic / complications*
  • Keratitis, Dendritic / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Urethritis / complications*
  • Urethritis / drug therapy


  • Doxycycline
  • Acyclovir