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.