[LMB] Was Aunt Nettie blinded by Chlamydia trachomatis?

Elizabeth McCoy arcangel at io.com
Wed Aug 26 02:06:23 BST 2009


At 7:30 PM -0400 8/24/09, Claire Nollet wrote:
>Does anyone else have a possible cause of Nettie's blindness?

There's occular histoplasmosis (vector is central US bat guano, and birds
in that area, too), but that usually shows up in later life. Ask me how
I know... >_>

The symptoms are a lot like macular degeneration, and the treatment for it
was developed to treat macular degeneration. Turns out it treats occular
histoplasmosis pretty darn well, and m-d not so well.
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