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Atopic keratoconjunctivitis

Disease definition

A rare, chronic allergic disease of the cornea and conjunctiva occurring in all age groups, characterized by severe itching and burning sensation, conjunctival injection, photophobia and edema with serious cases leading to ulceration of the cornea which can result in blindness. It is often associated with atopic dermatitis.

ORPHA:163934

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: H16.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1274788
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10069664
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