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Herpetic Keratoconjunctivitis

definition

Severe and often purulent conjunctivitis caused by a primary herpetic infection of the eye. It is characterized by oedema, erythema, and vesicles, as well as superficial ulceration of the cornea. Marked pain, photophobia, and lacrimation is common.

synonyms

Herpetic Keratoconjunctivitis, Herpes Corneae

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