Follicular Conjunctivitis – High Yield Notes

Can be categorized as

  • Acute  ( < than 2 weeks)
  • Chronic ( longer duration)

Acute follicular conjunctivitis:

Usually unilateral – other eye may be involved in a week

Accompanied by preauricular lymphadenopathy

DD:

  • EKC ( adeno virus 8 commonly )
  • PCF ( 3 and 7 )
  • Primary HSV KC
  • Adult inclusion conjunctivitis
  • Hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
  • Newcastle disease conjunctivitis
  • Acute trachoma
  • Neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis

Chronic follicular conjunctivitis:

Longer than 2 weeks

Acute onset ,persistent disease

Insidious disease development

DD:

  • Trachoma
  • Inclusion conjunctivitis
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Drug induced conjunctivitis (eserine, idoxuridine and eye cosmetics)
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis ( moraxella)
  • Axenfeld s  chronic follicular conjunctivitis ( orphan conjunctivitis)
  • Merrill thygeson chronic FC
  • Parinaud s oculoglandular syndrome
  • Folliculosis of childhood

TrachomaInclusion conjunctivitisMolluscum contagiosum Drug induced conjunctivitis (eserine, idoxuridine and eye cosmetics)Bacterial conjunctivitis ( moraxella)Axenfeld s chronic follicular conjunctivitis ( orphan conjunctivitis)Merrill thygeson chronic FCParinaud s oculoglandular syndromeFolliculosis of childhood

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