what is apollo disease and how we treat this situation ??



Acute haemorrhagic cunjunctivitis in Ghanalans referred as Apollo disease. It is coincided with the time of Apollo11 landing on moon in 1969.It is prevalent prior to rainy season in Ghana.The eyelids stick together requiring great efforts in seperating them.Intense white mucopurulent discarge is observed throughout a day.Eye has got reddish hue. Photophobia.

Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis due to enterovirus and coxsackie virus. Called APOLLO disease as it was discovered the same time when Apollo 11 landed on moon.. that's a historical significance

acute hemorragic conjunctivitis specially occurring in Ghana once it occurs patient should remain separate from crowd to prevent spreading disease. supportive treatment

Apollo disease is acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis, first seen in ghana caused by enterovirus and coxasackie virus. It is called so because it first appeared during the launch of Apollo spacecraft

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis is known as Apollo disease. Caused by enterovirus 70 and coxsackie virus. Viral condition resolves on its own and no treatment is required. Frequent eyewash with cold water, plenty of fluid intake and rest suffice.

acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis seen in ghana ( seasonal ) treatment self limiting recovery faster with topical antibiotics.

acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Ghana

Treatment is supportive. If cornea also involved prophylactic antibiotic drips can be given

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