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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

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Abstract

SCHELLINI, Silvana Artioli  and  SOUSA, Roberta Lilian Fernandes de. Trachoma: still being an important blinding disease. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2012, vol.71, n.3, pp. 199-204. ISSN 0034-7280.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72802012000300012.

Trachoma is a disease known thousand years ago and still as a potential blindness disease all over the world. The authors call attention to the factors related with the transmission, present historical data and distribution of the disease in Brazil and in the world, comment on the agent, the signs and symptoms of this chronic conjunctivitis. Still, reinforce the need to enable professionals for the diagnosis, detection and treatment.The reflection of these attitudes will be the contribution to the elimination of this important disease as a blindness cause among us.

Keywords : Trachoma [history]; Chronic conjunctivitis; Blindness; Brazil.

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