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Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

ORPHA70476
Synonym(s) Spring catarrh
Prevalence 1-5 / 10 000
Inheritance Not applicable
Age of onset Childhood
ICD-10
  • H16.2
OMIM -
UMLS
  • C0022577
MeSH -
MedDRA -

Summary

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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