Conjunctivitis, Acute Hemorrhagic


Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitides

Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitides, Acute Hemorrhagic

Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitides, Acute

Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis, Acute

A highly contagious disease characterized by subconjunctival hemorrhage, sudden swelling of the eyelids and congestion, redness, and pain in the eye. Epidemic conjunctivitis caused by Enterovirus 70 (EV-70) was first described in Africa in 1969. It is caused also by Coxsackievirus A24 variant (CA24v). Epidemics by this organism have appeared most frequently in Asia.