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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
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.