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Trachoma: Introduction

Trachoma: Trachoma is a chronic follicular conjunctivitis that leads to scarring in the conjunctiva and cornea. Repeat active infections occur ... more about Trachoma.

Trachoma: Chronic bacterial eye condition in the developing world. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Trachoma is available below.

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Causes of Trachoma

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Trachoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about 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. > (Source: excerpt from Trachoma: DBMD)

Definitions of Trachoma:

A chronic infection of the conjunctiva and cornea caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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