What are the signs and symptoms of acute coxsackievirus hemorrhagic conjunctivitis?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pain and edema of the eyelids and subconjunctival hemorrhage are present.

Patients may also report photophobia, foreign body sensation, fever, malaise, and headache. These symptoms usually resolve spontaneously within one week.

Rare complications include keratitis and motor paralysis.

This condition is highly contagious and has resulted in epidemics and pandemics.


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