Keratoconjunctivitis Phlyctaenularis

(Phlyctenular conjunctivitis)

The keratoconjunctivitis phlyctaenularis, a hypersensitivity reaction of the cornea and conjunctiva for bacterial antigens, is characterized by discrete nodular inflammatory sites on the cornea or conjunctiva.

The phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis due to a hypersensitivity reaction to bacterial antigens. Mainly staphylococci were, but that also brought tubercle bacilli, chlamydia, and other triggers in combination. It is more common in children. Many patients also have blepharitis (blepharitis).

The keratoconjunctivitis phlyctaenularis, a hypersensitivity reaction of the cornea and conjunctiva for bacterial antigens, is characterized by discrete nodular inflammatory sites on the cornea or conjunctiva. The phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis due to a hypersensitivity reaction to bacterial antigens. Mainly staphylococci were, but that also brought tubercle bacilli, chlamydia, and other triggers in combination. It is more common in children. Many patients also have blepharitis (blepharitis). The limbus, the cornea or the bulbar conjunctiva multiple lesions of small yellow-gray nodules (phlyctenules) exist and persist for up to 2 weeks for a few days to appear. ulcerate nodule on the conjunctiva, but heal without scarring. If the cornea is affected, strong epiphora, photophobia, blurred vision, pain and foreign body sensation may prevail. Frequent recurrences, especially with secondary infection, can lead to corneal opacity and -neovaskularisation with vision loss. The diagnosis can be set because of the characteristic clinical findings. Tests for tuberculosis (tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis) may be indicated (eg in patients with risk factors.). Treatment nontuberculous cases is in a topical corticosteroid-antibiotic combination. If patients have a seborrheic blepharitis, rubbing the eye rims can reduce the frequency of recurrences.

Health Life Media Team

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