Conjunctivitis

Amanda Richards, Judith Guzman-Cottrill

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Abstract

• The spectrum of pediatric conjunctivitis ranges from a benign, self-limited process to a serious infectious disease necessitating hospitalization and ophthalmologic consultation. • The pediatric clinician should be familiar with the various causes of conjunctivitis. Consideration of the child's age, exposures (both medications and close contacts), and additional medical conditions are helpful in formulating a differential diagnosis. • Because certain conjunctival conditions may threaten sight, referral to an ophthalmologist is imperative if the condition is severe, worsens, or does not respond readily to initial therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-208
Number of pages13
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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Conjunctivitis. / Richards, Amanda; Guzman-Cottrill, Judith.

In: Pediatrics in Review, Vol. 31, No. 5, 05.2010, p. 196-208.

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Richards, Amanda ; Guzman-Cottrill, Judith. / Conjunctivitis. In: Pediatrics in Review. 2010 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 196-208.
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