EKC

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EKCEuropean Kennel Club
EKCEpidemic Keratoconjunctivitis
EKCEastman Kodak Company
EKCEverest Kanto Cylinder Ltd. (est. 1978; India)
EKCeKnowledgeCenter
EKCEvery Kilowatt Counts (power saving convention; Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
EKCEdinburgh Kendo Club (martial arts; Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
EKCElektroenergetski Koordinacioni Centar (Serbian: Electric Power Coordination Center; Belgrade, Serbia)
EKCEscondido Kids' Club (Palo Alto, CA)
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Cases of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis * (N = 78), by date of symptom onset or report--U.
However, more recent data suggest that 3% hydrogen peroxide and 70% isopropyl alcohol are not effective against adenovirus capable of causing epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and similar viruses and should not be used for disinfecting applanation tonometers.
In some cases it may prove difficult to distinguish between infiltrates being associated with bacterial toxins or a similar immune-mediated response to the virus in epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC), ie, the former could also be spread from one eye to the other and even between individuals if peri-ocular and facial hygiene were poor.
Specifically, AV types 4, 8, 19 and 37 have been shown to be related to epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (3).
Human adenoviruses are known to cause a variety of illnesses, including cystitis, diarrhea, intussusception, meningoencephalitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, and encephalitis (1).
OB) (the "Company"), said that it has received positive initial results from the animal trials of its drug candidates for the treatment of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC), a severe viral infection of the eye.