Introduction: Trachoma


Trachoma: Chronic bacterial eye condition in the developing world

Trachoma: Trachoma is a chronic follicular conjunctivitis that leads to scarring in the conjunctiva and cornea. Repeat active infections occur in children < 10 years of age. Subsequently, conjunctival scarring (cicatricial disease) and inversion of the eyelashes so they irritate the cornea (trichiasis) develops as a result of earlier infections. Trichiasis predisposes to corneal ulceration and corneal opacities resulting in decreased vision and blindness. 1

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1. excerpt from Trachoma: DBMD

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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