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October 14, 1933

Les conjonctivites folliculaires.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410064041

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The author defines follicular conjunctivitis as an inflammation of the ocular mucous membrane, characterized by hyperemia, lacrimation, secretion, and the formation of follicles in the transitional folds of the conjunctiva. That gave him a fairly wide latitude, on which he proceeded to elaborate with the thoroughness that has always been synonymous with the name of Morax. Some twenty odd pages are given over to the historical phase of the subject, followed by a nearly similar number of pages of clinical description. Particular emphasis is laid on the condition known as swimmers' conjunctivitis and the investigations of the etiologic factors of that disease. This, of course, leads into an elaborate discussion of the Prowaczek bodies and their relationship to inclusion blennorrhea and to trachoma. Then follow the description and differential diagnosis of trachoma and the various other forms of follicular conjunctivitis. Treatment is dismissed with a disdainful gesture in one and

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