Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pneumococcal conjunctivitis?

Updated: Jun 08, 2020
  • Author: Eduardo Sanchez, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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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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