epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

Etymology: Gk, epi, above, demos, the people, haima, blood, rhegnynei, to gush; L, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation
a highly contagious infection, commonly involving an enterovirus, that begins with eye pain accompanied by swollen eyelids and hyperemia of the conjunctiva. It is a self-limiting disorder that has no specific remedy.
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