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Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis: an epidemic in August/September 2003.
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PMID:  16388261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To clinically analyze 400 cases of red eye attending Nepal Eye Hospital in August/ September 2003 and to study the aetiology of the disease on the clinical basis with available laboratory resources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a prospective study of 400 cases of acute conjunctivitis visiting Nepal Eye Hospital during the epidemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis in August/September 2003. RESULT: 30.5% presented in the age group of 20-29 years. Males presented predominantly (73.3%). Maximum number of patients presented at two days of onset of symptoms. All 400 cases had red eye, 89.8% had pain, 86.3% had foreign body sensation and 87.5% had discharge. Bilateral involvement was seen in 73.5% and unilateral involvement in 26.5%, 4.3 % of the total cases had corneal involvement and 20% of the cases had associated fever and preauricular lymphadenopathy. CONCLUSION: Based on clinical presentation and the report of available laboratory results, picorna virus was found to be responsible for this epidemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis.
D B Karki; C D Shrestha; S Shrestha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1812-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2003 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-02     Completed Date:  2006-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nepal Eye Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Conjunctivitis, Acute Hemorrhagic / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Disease Outbreaks*
Middle Aged
Nepal / epidemiology
Picornaviridae Infections / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Sex Distribution

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