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How do other illnesses affect keratitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In many cases, other illnesses or conditions are what cause keratitis. Bacterial or fungal infections can get into your eye and cause the condition. Also, the virus herpes simplex, which can affect various parts of your body over time in recurring flare-ups, can cause keratitis. Otherwise, though, keratitis has not been shown to have a considerable affect or interaction with other medical conditions.

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