Conjunctivitis – is it bacterial or allergic?
Keywords: conjunctivitis, allergy, bacterial
AbstractConjunctivitis is a condition that causes redness and inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid.1-5 People often refer to conjunctivitis as “pink eye”.5 Conjunctivitis may affect children and adults.1 There are many potential causes of conjunctivitis, including bacterial or viral infections, allergies, or a non-specific condition such as a foreign body in the eye.1,4 All types of conjunctivitis cause a red eye, although not everyone with a red eye has conjunctivitis.
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