Conjunctivitis, Inclusion

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Conjunctivitis, Inclusion

Synonym(s) - Blennorrhea, Inclusion - Inclusion Blennorrhea - Inclusion Conjunctivitides

Definition: An infection of the eyes characterized by the presence in conjunctival epithelial cells of inclusion bodies indistinguishable from those of trachoma. It is acquired by infants during birth and by adults from swimming pools. The etiological agent is CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS whose natural habitat appears to be the genito-urinary tract. Inclusion conjunctivitis is a less severe disease than trachoma and usually clears up spontaneously.

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