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A Complex and Multifaceted Disorder

This book presents a number of interesting and useful aspects and facets concerning the clinical features, properties and therapeutical management of this condition. Dr. H. Mejía-López et al. present an interesting survey of the world-wide epidemiologic aspects of infectious conjunctivitis. Dr. U. Ubani evaluates conjunctival symptoms/signs participating in the clinical features of this disorder. Dr. A. Robles-Contreras et al. discuss immunologic aspects underlying possibly the conjunctivitis. Dr. Z. Pelikan presents the cytologic and concentration changes of some mediators and cytokines in the tears accompanying the secondary conjunctival response induced by the nasal challenge with allergen. Dr. S. Sahoo et al. summarize the treatment and pharmacologic control of particular clinical forms of conjunctivitis in general practice. Dr. S. Leonardi et al. explain the basic pharmacologic effects of leukotriene antagonists and their use for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. Dr. J.A. Capriotti et al. evaluate the therapeutical effects of various anti-adenoviral agents on the acute conjunctivitis caused by adenovirus. Dr. V. Vanzzini-Zago et al. assess the prophylactic use and efficacy of "povidone-iodium solution", prior the ocular surgery. Dr. F. Abazi et al. present the clinical features, diagnostic and therapeutical aspects of "neonatal conjunctivitis". Dr. I.A. Chaudhry et al. review the special sub-form of conjunctivitis, being a part of the "Trachoma". Dr. B. Kwiatkowska and Dr. M. Maślińska describe the clinical, pathophysiologic and immunologic features of conjunctivitis. Dr. S. Naem reviews the conjunctivitis form caused by Thelazia nematodes, occurring principally in animals.

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ConjunctivitisA Complex and Multifaceted DisorderEdited by Zdenek Pelikan

Published: November 23rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1166

ISBN: 978-953-307-750-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6583-5

Copyright year: 2011

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11 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiological Aspects of Infectious Conjunctivitis

By Herlinda Mejía-López, Carlos Alberto Pantoja-Meléndez, Alejandro Climent-Flores and Victor M. Bautista-de Lucio


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2. Clinical Features of Infectious Conjunctivitis

By Udo Ubani


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3. Allergic Conjunctivitis: An Immunological Point of View

By Atzin Robles-Contreras, Concepción Santacruz, Julio Ayala, Eduardo Bracamontes, Victoria Godinez, Iris Estrada-García, Sergio Estrada-Parra, Raúl Chávez, Mayra Perez-Tapia, Victor M. Bautista-De Lucio and Maria C. Jiménez-Martínez


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4. Mediators and Some Cytokines in Tears During the Late Conjunctival Response Induced by Primary Allergic Reaction in the Nasal Mucosa

By Zdenek Pelikan


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5. Cytologic Changes in Tears During the Late Type of Secondary Conjunctival Response Induced by Nasal Allergy

By Zdenek Pelikan


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6. Management of Conjunctivitis in General Practice

By Soumendra Sahoo, Adnaan Haq, Rashmirekha Sahoo and Indramani Sahoo


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7. Leukotriene Antagonist Drugs as Treatment of Allergic Conjunctivitis and Comorbidities in Children

By Salvatore Leonardi, Giovanna Vitaliti, Giorgio Ciprandi, Carmelo Salpietro and Mario La Rosa


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8. The Evaluation of Anti-Adenoviral Therapeutic Agents for use in Acute Conjunctivitis

By J.A. Capriotti, J.S. Pelletier, K.P. Stewart and C.M. Samson


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9. Conjunctival Flora Before and After Application of 5% Povidone-Iodine Solution

By Virginia Vanzzini-Zago, Jorge Villar-Kuri, Víctor Flores Alvarado, Alcántara Castro Marino and Pérez Balbuena Ana Lilia


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10. Ophtalmia Neonatorum

By Flora Abazi, Mirlinda Kubati, Blerim Berisha, Masar Gashi, Dardan Koçinaj and Xhevdet Krasniqi


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11. Trachoma and Conjunctivitis

By Imtiaz A. Chaudhry, Yonca O. Arat and Waleed Al-Rashed


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12. Ocular Symptoms (Conjunctivitis, Uveitis) in Reactive Arthritis

By Brygida Kwiatkowska and Maria Maślińska


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13. Thelazia Species and Conjunctivitis

By Soraya Naem


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