Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Follicular conjunctivitis

Contributor(s): David L Williams

Introduction

  • Plasma cell/ lymphocytic conjunctivitis or plasmoma seen in German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Dog sometimes in association with chronic superficial keratitis or canthral erosion syndrome.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Possibly UV-light exposure related.
  • Lymphoid follicle formation containing CD3 lymphocytes as well as plasma cells.

Treatment

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bistner S (1994) Allergic and immunologic-mediated diseases of the eye and adnexae. Vet Clin North Am Sm Anim Pract 24 (4), 711-734 PubMed.


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