Follicular conjunctivitis is one of those topics that always seems to pop up on exams. Because questions can be asked about the pathology and differential diagnosis, this is a topic that probably should be very familiar to you.
There are a ton of infectious diseases we have to know and recognize. While hopefully most of the following are a review of concepts learned in undergrad and medical school, there are some minutiae that I often will forget. Some of these infectious diseases will be addressed in later articles, pertaining to the specific eye condition it may cause. Not all infectious diseases will be discussed; only the ones where there were specific pathophysiology-related discussions listed.