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.
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.
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:-
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.
Below are a few ways to prevent 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.