Molecular identification of viral agents associated with acute conjunctivitis: a prospective controlled study.

AKÇAY E., ÇARHAN A., Hondur G., Tufan Z., Duru N., Kilic S., ...More

The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, vol.21, no.4, pp.391-395, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background: Viral conjunctivitis are the most frequent infections in ophthalmology clinics. The diagnosis is usually relying on clinical findings and medical history. However, topical antibiotics are often used unnecessarily addition to symptomatic treatment because of unsure agents. We aimed to detect the Adenovirus, Coxsackievirus and Enterovirus from conjunctiva and pharyngeal samples of patients.