Urgent Care for Three Boys

Three boys are brought to the urgent care clinic complaining of fever, sore throat and itchy eyes. On examination, their temperature range from 101.2 F to 102.7 F. Their conjunctivas are red and inflamed. They are a part of a group of five kids from alimentary school camp out on the lake.

Which of these is the most likely causative organism of this illness?


B-Coxsackie virus





Adenovirus is the most common causative organism of common cold and pink eye in children. It spreads fast on schools and camps. Other viruses rarely cause these combined symptoms.

The correct answer is A

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  3. Adenoviruses are medium-sized, nonenveloped viruses with an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing a double stranded DNA genome. Their name derives from their initial isolation from human adenoids in 1953.

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