phlyctenular ophthalmia

phlyctenular ophthalmia
see under keratoconjunctivitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Phlyctenular — Phlyc*ten u*lar, a. [Gr. ? a blister or pustule.] (Med.) Characterized by the presence of small pustules, or whitish elevations resembling pustules; as, phlyctenular ophthalmia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Ophthalmia — Inflammation of the eye. Also known as ophthalmitis. * * * 1. Severe, often purulent, conjunctivitis. 2. Inflammation of the deeper structures of the eye. [G.] catarrhal o. a mild form of conjunctivitis with mucopurulent secretion. caterpillar… …   Medical dictionary

  • strumous ophthalmia — phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Conjunctivitis — Inflammation of the conjuctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy provoking agents, irritants and toxic agents.… …   Medical dictionary

  • oftalmía flictenular — Eng. Phlyctenular ophthalmia Ver conjuntivitis flictenular …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • phlyctenulosis — A nodular hypersensitive affection of corneal and conjunctival epithelium due to endogenous toxin. * * * phlyc·ten·u·lo·sis (flik″tən u loґsis) an eye condition characterized by phlyctenules, as phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis,… …   Medical dictionary

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