COVID-19 Conjunctivitis [chapter]

Suzana Konjevoda, Samir Čanović, Ana Didović Pavičić
2021 Eye Infections - Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment [Working Title]  
The outbreak of new Cov-2 epidemic was detected in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus −2 and started its rapid spread througth the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on the 30th of January 2020. -2 infection can present with spectrum of clinical manifestations, primary of upper respiratory tract and in some cases, especially in immunocompromised patients
more » ... romised patients can cause changes in lower respiratory tract such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Conjunctivitis is not a common manifestation of SARS-Cov-2 infection. It should however be kept in mind that patients with ocular manifestations and symptoms can represent the COVID-19 cases. CoVs can produce several ocular manifestations from conjunctivitis, uveitis – anterior and posterior, retinitis and optic neuritis.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.97135 fatcat:o4pn4lz35nf3xdo5hfyj25uih4