Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pneumococcal conjunctivitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Answer

Bacterial conjunctivitis is more likely to be bilateral and purulent than viral conjunctivitis.

S pneumoniae is found in up to one third of patients with bacterial conjunctivitis; the rate of isolates that are not susceptible to penicillin is increasing.


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