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Description:This image depicts the bilateral upper interior eyelids of a young child that exhibited symptoms of what is known as pyogenic (pus producing) conjunctivitis, which based on the data accompanying this image, was of unknown etiology. Note the marked inflammation of the eyelids, and the pustular exudate that had made its way unto the outside of the lower lids, especially on the child’s left side.
Conjunctivitis has many causes, but in most cases it results from infection with a virus or bacterium or from a reaction to an allergen. No matter the cause, conjunctivitis always involves inflammation (swelling) of the thin layer that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye (the conjunctiva). But conjunctivitis also has other signs and symptoms, which may vary, depending on the cause. These signs and symptoms can be used to diagnose the type of conjunctivitis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ J. Pledger
Creation Date:1976
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: Conjunctivitis
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