Conjunctivitis H10.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Allergic, toxic or infectious conjunctivitis. Also occurring as an accompanying symptom of dermatoses, e.g. erythema exsudativum multiforme, Reiter's syndrome, pemphigus vulgaris.

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Allergic conjunctivitis is a classic type I allergy in which the antigen-antibody reaction immediately releases inflammatory mediators such as histamine, which leads to an increase in capillary permeability with lacrimation, foreign body sensation, stinging, burning and photophobia.

Clinical features
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"Red eye" by intensified injection of the conjunctival vessels. Increased aqueous, mucous or purulent secretion. photophobia, tears. In case of keratoconjunctivitis: crampy eyelid closure.


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020