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CONJUNCTIVITIS - VIRAL (PEDIATRIC)

Viral conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva that may be caused by adenovirus, herpses simplex or Molluscum contagiosum.
Infection may cause unilateral or bilateral eye redness, foreign body sensation and follicular conjunctival reaction.

 

Patient Education

Adenovirus

  • Explain the natural history of the disease, particularly its highly infectious nature
  • Educate the patient & family about proper hygiene

Herpes Simplex Virus

  • Explain the natural history of the disease, particularly its potentially recurrent nature
  • Educate the patient & family about proper hygiene

Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Explain that the conjunctivitis & the keratitis are due to the viral shedding from the eyelid lesions unto the surface of the eye
  • Lesions may spontaneously resolve but can persist for months to years
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