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Even though antibiotics are usually not needed to treat acute conjunctivitis, nearly 60% of patients with newly diagnosed acute conjunctivitis in a managed care network were prescribed antibiotics, according to a study. Researchers from University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center used the Clinformatics DataMart database to analyze records of patients in a large U.S. managed care network. The retrospective, observational cohort study included 340,372 patients with acute conjunctivitis diagnosed between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2014.NEXT ARTICLE
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...