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Predicting bacterial cause in infectious conjunctivitis: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7466.625-d (Published 09 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:625
  1. Remco P Rietveld, general practitioner,
  2. Henk C P M van Weert, general practitioner,
  3. Gerben ter Riet, epidemiologist
  1. Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Division of Clinical Methods and Public Health, Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Horten-Zentrum, Zürich, Switzerland

    EDITOR—Glaser asked for clarification of “history of conjunctivitis.” We meant a self reported medical history. We asked patients if they had a history of allergic eye disease, prior infection of the eye with comparable symptoms, or other eye diseases.

    We agree with Clarke that a conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia can cause sticky eyes. A compromised immune system and an active sexually transmitted disease such as Chlamydia were exclusion criteria …

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