Hutchinson sign

Hutchinson sign

The presence of vesicles on the tip of the nose in patients with facial herpes zoster. The sign strongly suggests corneal involvement by zoster and therefore the need for treatment to prevent corneal scarring and loss of vision.
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Referral is only indicated in the presence of the Hutchinson sign in the early phase, visual complaints, and/or an unexplained red eye.
The Hutchinson sign, visual complaints, or a reddened eye without any other explanation are indications for referral to an ophthalmologist.
In February, Merrill left the station provided that Hutchinson sign a nondisclosure agreement regarding the station's sale.