Clinical picture and treatment of mucopurulent Counjunctivitis

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Diagnosis is mucopurulent Counjunctivitis and treatment will be discuss in this post
Firstly, mucopurulent Counjunctivitis is inflammmatoin of counjuctiva which characterizes by mucopurulent discharge.

Aetiology :
*Haemophilus egypticus (koch’s week bacillus) which is responsible for epidemic in Egypt.
*Pneumococci which is responsible for epidemic in Europe.
*other bacteria as staphylococcus, streptococcus cause it (purulent Counjunctivitis).

Clinical picture and diagnosis
Symptoms
*red eye
*discharge
*discomfort, foreign body sensation, Photophobia and Lacrimation.
Signs
*eye lid edema and eye lashes glud together like a pencil.
*mucopurulent Counjunctivitis discharging from the eye.
*Counjunctival Edema and congestion
Complications
*spontaneous recovery within 2 weeks.
*Marginal corneal ulcer.
*chronicity.

Treatment
*boric acid lotion or pure water to wash out the discharge.
*local Antibiotic eye drops by day time which contains
Sulpha in case of Haemophilus egypticus
broad spectrum antibiotic in case of other bacteria.
*local Antibiotic eye ointment during night
*systemic antibiotic (rare to be Used ,used only in severe cases).


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