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Unilateral posterior stromal keratitis possibly secondary to Lyme disease.

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To report a case of
Lyme disease presenting as unilateral posterior stromal keratitis in a pediatric patient.


Case report and review of available literature.


A 13-year-old adolescent with unilateral painless blurry vision presented with prominent posterior corneal stromal haze. A positive Borrelia burgdorferi antibody enzyme immunoassay and Western blot analysis (9 of 10 reactive immunoglobulin G bands and 1 of 3 immunoglobulin M bands) confirmed the diagnosis. Treatment with oral antibiotics and topical corticosteroids were necessary for resolution.


Lyme disease may present as a unilateral posterior stromal keratitis, even in a pediatric population. Treatment requires both systemic and topical therapy.

Cornea. 2013 Feb;32(2):196-8. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318274d85d. Case Reports

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