Adenoviral Follicular

Eye Deceases

Adenoviral Follicular (Acute) (B30.1+)

What is Adenoviral Follicular?

Adenoviral follicular mostly manifests as follicular conjunctivitis. It occurs when there is inflammation in the conjunctiva. Conjunctiva is a delicate and a thin membrane that surrounds the eyeball and lines the eyelid. This part of the eye is very sensitive and gets easily infected by microorganism which leads to conjunctivitis.

Causes of Adenoviral Follicular

This eye infection is caused because of adenovirus. When the eye gets infected the person experiences a scratchy sensation and pus-like discharge oozes from the eye. Adenoviral follicular can be caused by diseases like herpes simplex, herpes zoster, simple cold, acute respiratory infection, measles or viral infection.

A few major causes of adenoviral follicular are streptococcus, pneumonia, hemophilus and staphyloccus. Other causes of adenoviral follicular are allergic reaction to pollen, dust, grass, environmental hazards like wind and smoke.

Symptoms of Adenoviral Follicular

The symptoms of adenoviral follicular are sometimes accompanied by swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes close to the ears. The symptoms that are caused by the above organisms are crusty eyelids. Below are symptoms of Adenoviral follicular which can last for one day to even weeks:-

  • Redness of the eyes
  • Yellow or greenish watery discharge
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Severe to mild eye discomfort

The person is also very sensitive to light and experiences watery mucous discharges. Those people who do not wear contact lenses properly can easily get affected by adenoviral follicular.

Prevention of Adenoviral Follicular Conjunctivitis

Below are a few ways to prevent adenoviral follicular conjunctivitis:-

  • Always remember to use your own towels
  • Always keep your hands clean and sanitized while clearing the discharge from your eyes.
  • Remember to keep your eyes free from chemical irritants and allergens.
  • Always keep your eyes protected from wind and dust particles by wearing goggles.
  • Keep distance from people so as to prevent the infection till you are completely healed.

Types of Adenoviral Follicular Conjunctivitis

The adenovirus type 34 belongs to adenovirus subgenus B. The adenovirus 34 was kept isolated from the renal transplant recipient and it was known that it did not cause any acute conjunctivitis.