Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129191
Title: A recent epidemic of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
Authors: Yin-Murphy, M. 
Kee Tai Goh
Meng Chee Phoon
Yao, J.
Baharuddin-Ishak
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Yin-Murphy, M.,Kee Tai Goh,Meng Chee Phoon,Yao, J.,Baharuddin-Ishak (1993). A recent epidemic of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis. American Journal of Ophthalmology 116 (2) : 212-217. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The coxsackievirus A24 variant was implicated in four of six major acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis outbreaks in Singapore since its discovery in 1970. Hela cell suspension in 24-well flat-bottom tissue culture plates was a satisfactory alternative to monolayer cells grown in test tubes for virus isolation. Respiratory illness occurred in 20 of 98 patients with acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis. Apart from conjunctival secretions, respiratory and oral transmission of coxsackievirus A24 variant would explain the rapid and extensive spread of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis during an outbreak.
Source Title: American Journal of Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129191
ISSN: 00029394
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