purulent conjunctivitis


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pur·u·lent con·junc·ti·vi·tis

a violently acute inflammation of the conjunctiva, with copious pus and a marked tendency for corneal involvement.

purulent conjunctivitis

Etymology: L, purulentus, pus formation, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by suppurative microorganisms, including species of streptococci, gonococci, and pneumococci.

purulent conjunctivitis

A form of conjunctivitis caused by organisms producing pus, esp. gonococci.
See also: conjunctivitis