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conjunctivitis gone wild

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 21, 2011
  • 02:04 PM

7th day of unilateral conjunctivitis that has progressively worsened. Diagnosed as bacterial without testing or stain. 7 days of Gentamicin O.D. every 4 hours. Original eye is badly swollen and painful, eyelid is purple and does not change color to the touch. Discharge is clear and watery. Second eye now shows signs of involvement. preauricular nodes are swollen and painful bilaterally. Axillary node was swollen and painful unilaterlaly. 1g zithromax was administered orally 2.5 days ago. Axillary node improved but preauricular nodes did not. Is this likely a viral infection or is this a gentamicin resistant bacteria and it is time to move to a stronger antibiotic?

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