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VERNAL KERATOCONJUCTIVITIS: A REVIEW
Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a recurrent seasonal disease of childhood, characterized by severe bilateral inflammation of the conjunctiva and by giant papillae of the superior tarsal conjunctiva, gelatinous hypertrophy of the limbus, and keratopathy. Clinical and immunohistochemical studies suggest that IgE-dependent (type I allergic) and IgE-independent (type IV allergic) mechanisms are involved in the immunopathogenesis of VKC, in which various inflammatory cells, including differentdoi:10.14260/jemds/2014/3650 fatcat:kskcgb7pjzdxlhlfahnygfp6li