Analysis of outbreak of viral epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis in a teaching hospital
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 4899-4906
AbstractBecause 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
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