Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Adeno Virus

Analysis of outbreak of viral epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis in a teaching hospital

Dr.DVC Nagasree , Dr.G.Sirisha, Dr. N.Laxmi, Dr. G.Swaroopa

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7464-7471

Background : Because of seasonal increase of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis infecting several medical personnel and their family members medicalpersonnel need awareness of the disease. Simple hygienic measures can decrease the number of infected.
Methods: We have studied the EKS cases attending Ophthalmology OPD from December 2021 to June 2022.
Results: A total of 100 patients were studied. Equally prevalent in both males and females. Superficial punctate keratitis was seen in  three fourths of patients.  Conjunctivitis was seen in 26% and stromal infiltrates in 8%. Disease was unilateral in 83%. Overall complicationsoccured in 16%.Nummular keratitis in 10%,corneal opacities in 5% and uveitis in 1%.  Visual acuity disturbaces were seen in 16% of patients after  Visual acuity disturbaces were seen in 16% of patients after 4 weeks.
Conclusion: Epidermal keratoconjunctivitis occurs seasonally.Caused by adenovirus. Hygeinic measures can decrease the spread among medical personnel