gonococcal conjunctivitis

gonococcal conjunctivitis
gonorrheal conjunctivitis severe conjunctivitis caused by infection with gonococci, marked by greatly swollen conjunctivae and eyelids and by a profuse purulent discharge. The infection is bilateral in newborns, who acquire it from an infected vaginal passage; it is usually unilateral in adults, who acquire it by autoinoculation into the eye of other gonococcal infections, e.g., gonococcal urethritis, either in themselves or in others. Called also blennorrheal c. and gonoblennorrhea. Cf. gonorrheal ophthalmia and ophthalmia neonatorum, under ophthalmia.

Gonococcal conjunctivitis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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