trachomatous keratitis


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pan·nus

, pl.

pan·ni

(pan'ŭs, pan'ī), A membrane of granulation tissue covering a normal surface:
1. The inflammatory synovial tissue found in rheumatoid joints that covers the articular cartilages that progressively destroys the underlying articular cartilages; also found in other chronic granulomatous disease, including tuberculosis.
See also: corneal pannus.
2. The cornea in trachoma.
See also: corneal pannus.
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cor·ne·al pan·nus

(kōr'nē-ăl pan'ŭs)
Fibrovascular connective tissue that proliferates in the anterior layers of the peripheral cornea in inflammatory corneal disease, particularly trachoma in which the pannus involves the superior cornea.

pan·nus

, pl. panni (pan'ŭs, -ī)
1. A membrane of granulation tissue covering a normal surface.
2. The articular cartilages in rheumatoid arthritis and in chronic granulomatous diseases such as tuberculosis.
3. The cornea in trachoma.
See also: corneal pannus
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trachomatous keratitis

A form of chlamydial keratitis.
See: pannus
See also: keratitis