acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

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inflammation of the conjunctiva; it may be caused by bacteria or a virus, or by allergic, chemical, or physical factors. Its infectious form (of bacterial or viral origin) is highly contagious. See also pinkeye.
acute contagious conjunctivitis a contagious inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by Haemophilus aegypticus; secretions must be handled with extreme care to prevent its spread. Popularly known as pinkeye.
acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis a highly contagious form due to infection with enteroviruses.
gonococcal conjunctivitis (gonorrheal conjunctivitis) a severe form caused by infection with gonococci, marked by greatly swollen conjunctivae and eyelids with a profuse purulent discharge. In newborns it is bilateral, acquired from an infected maternal vaginal passage. In adults it is usually unilateral and is acquired by autoinoculation into the eye of other gonococcal infections, such as urethritis, either in oneself or in another person. Called also gonorrheal ophthalmia.
inclusion conjunctivitis a type of conjunctivitis primarily affecting newborn infants, caused by a strain of Chlamydia trachomatis, beginning as an acute purulent form and leading to papillary hypertrophy of the palpebral conjunctiva.
neonatal conjunctivitis ophthalmia neonatorum.
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a·cute hem·or·rhag·ic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

specific acute endemic conjunctivitis associated with eyelid swelling, tearing, conjunctival hemorrhages, and follicles; usually caused by Enterovirus type 70.
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a·cute hem·or·rhag·ic con·junc·ti·vi·tis

(ă-kyūt' hem'ŏr-aj'ik kŏn-jŭngk'ti-vī'tis)
Specific acute endemic conjunctivitis with eyelid swelling, tearing, conjunctival hemorrhages, and follicles; usually caused by enterovirus type 70.
Synonym(s): acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis
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Greek god of the arts, archery, and divination.
Apollo disease - Synonym(s): acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
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(6.) Kono, R, Miyamura K, Tajiri E, Sasagawa A, Phuapradit R Virological and serological studies of neurological complications of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Thailand.
A recent epidemic of Coxsackie virus type A24 acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Singapore.
Conjunctivitis epidemics in Dar es Salaam have been due to enteroviruses 70 (EV-70), coxsackie virus A24, adenoviruses and gonococcal ophthalmia, (4) which cause photophobia, watering, foreign body sensation, eyelid oedema, conjunctival haemorrhages and superficial punctuate keratitis (acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis).
poliomyelitis, aseptic meningitis, hand-foot-mouth disease, herpangina and acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis. Many epidemics of AHC are linked with influenza pandemics and other enterovirus serotypes e.g.
Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis: seroepidemiology of coxsackievirus A24 variant and enterovirus 70 in Singapore.
Neurological complications associated with acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis virus infection and its serological confirmation.
Immunofluorescence test for the epidemiological monitoring of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis cases.
An epidemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis caused by Coxsackie A24 variant.
Isolation of a variant of enterovirus 70 from a patient during an epidemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Pune in 1991.

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