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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.

 

Definition

  • Inflammation of the conjunctiva of viral etiology

Signs and Symptoms

  • May be a part of a viral prodrome or is the only symptom of a viral illness
  • Symptoms become worse for the first 3-5 days then gradually resolve in 2-3 weeks
  • Signs & symptoms include:
    • Unilateral or bilateral eye redness
    • Foreign body sensation
    • Follicular conjunctival reaction
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