Penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae keratitis

John Wilkins, John P. Whitcher, Todd P. Margolis

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Although Streptococcus pneumoniae is usually extremely sensitive to penicillin, recent reports in the nonophthalmic literature indicate a rise in the prevalence of penicillin-resistant pneumococci. We report a case of penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae keratitis in a 51-year-old woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis. This report is only the second such case in the ophthalmic literature and may indicate the emergence of penicillin-resistant strains of S. pneumoniae as ocular pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-100
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 9 1996


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Bacteria
  • Keratitis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Vancomycin


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