acute contagious conjunctivitis

acute epidemic conjunctivitis a mucopurulent, epidemic type of conjunctivitis caused by Haemophilus aegyptius, occurring in the spring or fall, with the same symptoms as acute catarrhal conjunctivitis. Called also pinkeye.

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