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Description:Note the cloudiness of this patient's right eye in this case of gonococcal conjunctivitis due to N. gonorrhoeae bacteria.
Gonococcal conjunctivitis in caused by a direct inoculation of the conjunctival membrane of the eye with Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, causing this membrane covering the eye to become inflamed, edematous, and produce a purulent exudate.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1971
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Links:CDC - Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Gonorrhea
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