Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of coxsackievirus acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

  • Adenovirus causing keratoconjunctivitis: The incubation period is 1-3 weeks, whereas the incubation period is 1 day with acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC). In addition, subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually not observed with keratoconjunctivitis.

  • Bacterial or chlamydial conjunctivitis must be considered, but these conditions usually do not cause an extensive outbreak.

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