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May 1935

ACUTE FOLLICULAR CONJUNCTIVITIS, BÉAL'S TYPE: A REPORT OF SEVEN CASES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(5):853-854. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840050131012
Abstract

During the last two weeks of July 1934 five university students with acute follicular conjunctivitis were observed and treated at the University Hospital. The cases appeared to form a portion of a small epidemic, since on inquiry it was found that persons with a similar though milder condition were treated in the medical outpatient clinic. Two sporadic cases have also been seen in the past year. The clinical characteristics of the disease were (1) acute or subacute onset with much inflammation but little secretion, (2) mild nonpainful preauricular adenitis, (3) absence of inclusion bodies or pathogenic bacteria, (4) rapid evolution (from one to three weeks) and (5) serofibrinous secretion in which large mononuclear cells predominated.

The disease is typified by the following case:

A. J. M., aged 31, a graduate student, presented himself with the complaint of inflammation and secretion in the left eye of three days' duration. There

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