What is the etiologic role of coxsackieviruses in acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC)?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Coxsackievirus serotype A24 generally causes AHC. Transmission usually occurs via contact of contaminated fingers or fomites with the eyes. To prevent further transmission, strict handwashing should be encouraged and sharing of towels should be avoided.


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