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

A form of conjunctivitis caused by organisms producing pus, esp. gonococci.
See also: conjunctivitis
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Otitis media was diagnosed by a physician for the six ill infants and three of the four ill toddlers; one of the ill toddlers had had purulent conjunctivitis. During January 25-February 8, 1994, illnesses suggestive of pneumococcal infection were diagnosed in five of the nine infants (four with otitis media and one with otitis media and pneumonia) and two of the eight toddlers (one with otitis media and one with otitis media and purulent conjunctivitis).
We report three cases of purulent conjunctivitis with localized facial swelling that occurred after ocular exposure to SEB in the laboratory.
In all, 73 infectious episodes were recorded in 20 of 28 residents in the implicated building, including 43 (59%) skin abscesses, 20 (27%) furuncles, 8 (11%) purulent conjunctivitis, and 2 (3%) external otitis.