A study of the epidemiologic characteristics of phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis (PKC) and corneal scarring among Eskimos in the Bethel area of southwestern Alaska has been described in a companion paper. The findings led to the conclusion that infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was causally related to PKC and corneal scarring in this population, and that control of tuberculosis should lead to control of these disabling eye conditions. Because a trial of isoniazid as a prophylactic agent against tuberculosis was being conducted in the same population, it was possible to determine the effects of administering isoniazid on the development and progression of PKC and corneal scarring. The results of this portion of the study are reported here.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2508.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 1072.