Varicella-Zoster Virus Epithelial Keratitis in Herpes Zoster by Helena M. Tabery

By Helena M. Tabery

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is a typical affliction within the aged and the immunosuppressed, with possibly devastating sequelae. analysis of HZO is medical yet just about all its manifestations are non-specific. The exception is varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis, that's usually the one indicator of the genuine nature of the disorder. This publication is exclusive in offering high-magnification pictures, got by way of non-contact in vivo photomicrography, that catch the detailed positive aspects of varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis in HZO. either the morphology and the dynamics of the corneal epithelial lesions are wonderfully documented, together with in sufferers with HZO sine herpete and recurrent sickness. 3 infrequent instances of ocular floor involvement in acute HZO are incorporated, and the ultimate bankruptcy conscientiously compares varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis in HZO and the lesions of herpes simplex virus.

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