Detection and prevalence of adenoviral conjunctivitis among hospital employees using real-time polymerase chain reaction as an infection prevention tool

Irene C Kuo, Colleen Espinosa, Michael Forman, Miriana Pehar, Lisa Maragakis, Alexandra Valsamakis

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Abstract

Hospital employees with suspected adenoviral conjunctivitis underwent evaluation and testing with real-time polymerase chain reaction. Viral conjunctivitis was suspected in 307 (59%) of 518 employees with eye complaints; adenovirus was detected in 4% (22 of 518). Four employees had genotypes consistent with epidemic ker-atoconjunctivitis. This algorithm minimizes productivity loss compared with clinical diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-731
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Viral Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis
Adenoviridae
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Genotype
Infection

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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Detection and prevalence of adenoviral conjunctivitis among hospital employees using real-time polymerase chain reaction as an infection prevention tool. / Kuo, Irene C; Espinosa, Colleen; Forman, Michael; Pehar, Miriana; Maragakis, Lisa; Valsamakis, Alexandra.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2014, p. 728-731.

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