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see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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A contagious, mucopurulent conjunctivitis.
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Acute conjunctivitis is a rather common disease, which may affect many people and impose economic and social burdens.
Efficacy of topical antibiotic therapy in acute conjunctivitis in children.
In addition to the diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis, there are two other frequent causes of red eye.
A randomised controlled trial of management strategies for acute conjunctivitis in general practice.
today announces its United States (US) launch of AdenoPlus , the first and only FDA-cleared, CLIA-waived, rapid point-of-care diagnostic test that aids in the differential diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis.
The results of the 2005 study were that 86% of the chloramphenicol group were 'cured'--but so were 83% of the placebo group--with Dr Rose arguing that the "health economic argument against antibiotic prescription for acute conjunctivitis is compelling.
BACKGROUND Acute conjunctivitis (pinkeye) accounts for 1% to 4% of primary care office visits.
The trial studied patients with clinical signs and symptoms of acute conjunctivitis who tested positive for adenoviral antigen by the RPS Adeno Detector([R]) (RPS).
Acute conjunctivitis with episcleritis and anterior uveitis linked to adiaspiromycosis and fresh-water sponges, Amazon region, Brazil, 2005.
The most common bacterial species associated with acute conjunctivitis are Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus.

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