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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Synonym(s) Spring catarrh
Prevalence 1-5 / 10 000
Inheritance Not applicable
Age of onset Childhood
  • H16.2
  • C0022577
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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a chronic (seasonal) allergic inflammation affecting the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye. It is most common in young boys and is characterised by red eyes, photophobia, itching and excessive tearing. It generally improves during adolescence.

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