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Angelucci's syndrome

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A nonbacterial conjunctivitis characteristically occurring in the spring.

Description

A nonbacterial conjunctivitis characteristically occurring in the spring. It is associated with tachyardia, vasomotor lability, lacrimation, photophobia, and sometimes hyperexcitability and tachyardia, Believed to be of allergic origin. Both sexes affected, onset at any age, but mainly in young adults, in patients with allergic conditions in the family. Etiology unknown. Recurrence usually in the spring. Cutaneous or mucous itching with sudden onset and sudden termination.

Bibliography

  • A. Angelucci:
    Di una sindrome sconosciuta negli infermi di catarro primaverile.
    Archivio di Ottalmologica, Palermo, 1897-1898, 5: 270-276.

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