epidemic keratoconjunctivitis


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epidemic keratoconjunctivitis

[¦ep·ə¦dem·ik ¦ker·əd·ō·kən‚jəŋk·tə′vīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by a virus; epidemic by nature.
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In addition, it also causes to pharyngoconjuntival fever, follicular conjunctivitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, myocarditis, hemorrhagic cystitis, acute diarrhea, invagination and encephalomyelitis.
Human adenoviruses are known to cause a variety of illnesses, including cystitis, diarrhea, intussusception, meningoencephalitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, and encephalitis (1).
On September 4, 2015, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health (WVBPH) was notified by an urban ophthalmology practice of 13 patients with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) diagnosed during the preceding 3 weeks.
Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is a highly contagious, severe form of conjunctivitis (1).
Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis: a severe industrial outbreak due to adenovirus type 8.
From December 14, 1987, through January 19, 1988, an outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) caused by type 8 adenovirus occurred at a large ophthalmology clinic in California.