Conjunctivitis

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Organism

Conjunctivitis

Neonate (ophthalmia neonatorum): C. trachomatis (15–50%), N. gonorrhoeae (GNDC), HSV.

Children and adults: adenovirus, staphylococci (GPC), HSV, H. influenzae (GNCB), S. pneumoniae (GPDC), S. pyogenes (GPC), VZV, N. gonorrhoeae (GNDC), M. lacunata (GNCB), M. catarrhalis, Bartonella sp. (Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome).

Adult inclusion conjunctivitis/trachoma: C. trachomatis.

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (acute epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis): enterovirus, coxsackievirus.

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