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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2010, Article ID 423672, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/423672
Case Report

Bleeding Follicular Conjunctivitis due to Influenza H1N1 Virus

1Ophthalmology Department, La Fe University Hospital, Avenda Campanar 21, 46009 Valencia, Spain
2Gynaecology Department, La Fe University Hospital, Avenda Campanar 21, 46009 Valencia, Spain
3Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Valencia, 46003 Valencia, Spain
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
5CIBER of Rare Diseases, Biomedical Network Research Centre on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), 46010 Valencia, Spain

Received 17 August 2010; Accepted 1 October 2010

Academic Editor: Andrew G. Lee

Copyright © 2010 Maria Jesus Lopez-Prats et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Influenza H1N1 or A virus is a new virus serotype capable of human-to-human transmission. This infection causes a flu syndrome similar to that of seasonal influenza, with only one case of conjunctivitis described and no clinical details or microbiological confirmation. Its diagnosis is performed by PCR of pharyngeal smear of the patients affected. We report the first well-documented case in the medical literature of conjunctivitis by H1N1 virus.