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Bacterial conjunctivitis - External and Internal Eye
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Contributors: Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Bacterial conjunctivitis is much less common than viral or allergic conjunctivitis in adults. Children and people with chronic ocular conditions tend to be more prone to bacterial conjunctivitis. Patients will typically complain of ocular irritation, redness, foreign body sensation, and tearing associated with increased discharge. Itching is less common in bacterial conjunctivitis. Inoculation of the conjunctiva is usually by direct hand-eye contact or can be due to direct spread of organisms located in the patient's own nasal passageway or sinuses. Often, patients will have concurrent sinus disease, URI, or infectious dacryocystitis (infection of the lacrimal sac). The onset of symptoms is usually over days to weeks but can as short as 24 hours (hyperacute) or as long as years (chronic conjunctivitis).

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ICD10CM:
H10.029 – Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye

SNOMEDCT:
128350005 – Bacterial conjunctivitis

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Bacterial conjunctivitis : Eye irritation, Conjunctival injection, Excessive tearing, Mucopurulent eye discharge
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