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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Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis has been shown to generally occur after examination by an ophtalmologist (2).
An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a pediatric unit due to adenovirus type 8.
Human adenovirus (HAdV)-associated epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is a highly contagious, severe form of conjunctivitis.
Adenovirus type 8 epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in an eye clinic: risk factors and control.
is currently developing injectable formulations for systemic viral diseases such as HIV, human flu, bird flu (H5N1), Ebola, rabies and Dengue as well as eye drops for the virulent eye disease, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC).
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.