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EKC [1 record]

Record 1 2012-07-06


Subject field(s)
  • Visual Disorders

An acute inflammatory disease caused by adenovirus and producing round or oval white infiltrates in the adult cornea.


... usually bilateral. The onset is often in one eye only, however, and as a rule the first eye is more severely affected. At onset the patient notes injection, moderate pain, and tearing followed in 5-14 days by photophobia, epithelial keratitis, and round subepithelial opacities ... A large, tender preauricular node, rarely grossly visible, is characteristic.

Key term(s)
  • shipyard disease


  • Troubles de la vision


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Trastornos de la visión
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