epidemic keratoconjunctivitis


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keratoconjunctivitis

 [ker″ah-to-kon-junk″tĭ-vi´tis]
inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis a highly infectious form, commonly with regional lymph node involvement, occurring in epidemics; an adenovirus has been repeatedly isolated from affected patients.
phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis a form marked by formation of a phlyctenule (small lesion) at the corneal limbus.
keratoconjunctivitis sic´ca a condition marked by hyperemia of the conjunctiva, thickening and drying of the corneal epithelium, and itching and burning of the eye. Called also dry eye.

ep·i·dem·ic ker·a·to·con·junc·ti·vi·tis

follicular conjunctivitis followed by subepithelial corneal infiltrates; often caused by adenovirus type 8, less commonly by other types.

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.
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An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a pediatric unit due to adenovirus type 8.
Nosocomial outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a neonatal intensive care unit.
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.
Prevention and control of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in a teaching eye institute.
The disinfection of instruments and hands during outbreaks of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K 1972;92:613-8.