Definition of conjunctivitis
: inflammation of the conjunctiva
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The study examined data from more than 340,000 people diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis, known as pink eye, between 2005 and 2014.
In a retrospective study of 340,372 people with conjunctivitis, 58 percent received prescriptions for antibiotic eye drops.
Others may experience headaches, fever, muscle and joint pain, rash and conjunctivitis, the center says.
The whites of her eyes turned bright red -- conjunctivitis? -- and her temperature shot to 104 degrees, then 105.
The majority of people who contract Zika never experience symptoms, and the symptoms that do appear — including fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis — are often mild.
If somebody showed up with a rash and conjunctivitis and a low grade fever, somebody would begin to probe.
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Definition of conjunctivitis for English Language Learners
medical : a disease that causes the eye to become pink and sore
Medical Definition of conjunctivitis
: inflammation of the conjunctiva that is typically marked by pinkness or redness of the sclera and by itching, burning, irritation, discharge, or excessive tearing of the eye and that is typically caused by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses), allergens, or irritants—see pink eye
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