viral keratoconjunctivitis


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viral keratoconjunctivitis

Etymology: L, virus, poison; Gk, keras, horn; L, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation
a combination of inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by a viral infection.

ep·i·dem·ic ker·at·o·con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ep'i-dem'ik ker'ă-tō-kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Follicular conjunctivitis followed by subepithelial corneal infiltrates; often caused by adenovirus type 8, less commonly also by other types.
Synonym(s): viral keratoconjunctivitis, shipyard conjunctivitis.