Conjunctivitis

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Etiology

  • Viral infection, e.g., adenovirus
  • Bacterial infection, e.g., Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Haemophilus, Pseudomonas, Moraxella, Chlamydia, gonococci
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Reactive arthritis (Reiter’s syndrome)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes)
  • Chemical irritants
  • Systemic disease, e.g., measles, Kawasaki disease, epidemic or scrub typhus, trichinosis

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Last updated: January 12, 2015