Predicting bacterial cause in infectious conjunctivitis: Why say itching counts against bacterial infection in conjunctivitis?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7466.625-c (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:625
  1. Richard L Davies, general practitioner partner (bleeprldavies@hotmail.com)
  1. Glenlea Surgery, Stanningley, Pudsey LS28 6PE

    EDITOR—The development of clinical rules that are easy to use to help discriminate between bacterial and culture negative acute conjunctivitis would be welcomed in primary care, but are the three simple questions proposed by Rietveld et al the right questions?1 One large problem is the use of itching to …

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