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Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome

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noun Par·i·naud's oc·u·lo·glan·du·lar syndrome \ˌpar-i-ˈnōz-ˌäk-yə-lō-ˈglan-jə-lər-\

Medical Definition of Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome

  1. :  conjunctivitis that is often unilateral, is usually characterized by dense local infiltration by lymphoid tissue with tenderness and swelling of the preauricular lymph nodes, and is usually associated with a bacterial infection (as in cat scratch disease and tularemia)—called also Parinaud's conjunctivitis

Biographical Note for parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome

Parinaud

\pȧ-rē-nō\,

Henri

(1844–1905), French ophthalmologist. In 1889 Parinaud described an infectious tuberculous conjunctivitis that can be transmitted from animals to humans. This conjunctivitis is now known as Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome.


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