phlyctenular keratitis

phlyctenular keratitis
see under keratoconjunctivitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis — keratoconjunctivitis marked by the formation of a phlyctenule at the corneal limbus; it has been associated with malnutrition, tuberculosis, and staphylococcus sensitivity. Called also phlyctenular keratitis, phlyctenular ophthalmia, and strumous …   Medical dictionary

  • phlyctenular pannus — pannus associated with phlyctenular keratitis, the vascularization running all the way around the periphery of the limbus and extending toward the center …   Medical dictionary

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  • marginal keratitis — phlyctenular keratitis in which the papules are arranged around the margin of the cornea; called also annular k …   Medical dictionary

  • scrofulous keratitis — phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

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  • queratitis flictenular — Eng. Phlyctenular keratitis Queratitis caracterizada por la formación de flictenas de tamaño variable. Queratitis escrofulosa. Queratitis linfática …   Diccionario de oftalmología

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