Trachoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 24, 2019
  • Author: Andrew G Lee, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Taravella, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Acute chlamydial infection (inclusion conjunctivitis)

Toxic follicular conjunctivitis (secondary to topical medications or other compounds)

Allergic conjunctivitis and inflammatory trachoma, differentiated in the image below:

The image on the left shows intense inflammatory t The image on the left shows intense inflammatory trachoma, and the image on the right shows allergic conjunctivitis with the typical cobblestone papillae. Courtesy of John D. C. Anderson, MD, and Murray McGavin, MD.

Differential Diagnoses