Bilateral keratitis as a manifestation of Lyme disease

Am J Ophthalmol. 1988 Jan 15;105(1):75-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(88)90124-9.


An 11-year-old girl developed bilateral keratitis, which we believe was a manifestation of Lyme disease. She had had several attacks of Lyme arthritis and was twice treated with parenteral penicillin. The keratitis developed five years after the initial episode of Lyme arthritis at a time when there were no other manifestations of Lyme disease. It cleared completely in both eyes after topical corticosteroid therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Corneal Stroma / pathology
  • Endothelium, Vascular / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / complications*
  • Keratitis / pathology
  • Keratitis / therapy
  • Lyme Disease / complications*