05.25.20

Conjunctivitis Can Be Sole COVID-19 Symptom

Source: Reuters

Acute, non-remitting conjunctivitis may be the only presenting symptom of COVID-19 infections in some instances, according to case reports on five patients in Italy, according to a Reuters report.

“Conjunctivitis per se is not a very common finding among positive subjects, but when it occurs, it generally presents with or anticipates other symptoms, such as fever, general malaise, cough,” said Dr. Edoardo Trovato Battagliola, a resident physician in ophthalmology at the University of Bologna in Italy and coauthor of the case reports published in IDCases.

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