Inclusion Conjunctivitis

  • Inclusion conjunctivitis "begins as an acute inflammatory conjunctivitis which resolves with scarring that shrinks the eyelid." (Gustafson 2004)  This can lead to scarring of the cornea.
  • Inclusion conjunctivitis is usually caused by chlamydia trachomatis, which is an obligate intracellular pathogen, meaning it has to live within the cells of the eye.
  • Inclusion conjunctivitis could lead to trachoma and eventually blindness.

 

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