dendritic ulcer


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dendritic ulcer

A branching ulcer of the CORNEA of the eye, caused by infection with the Herpes simplex virus. It may be acquired by kissing or by unknowingly rubbing the virus into the eye. See also CORNEAL ULCER.
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Slit-lamp examination revealed corneal dendritic ulcers and 2+ cells in the anterior chamber in the right eye (Figure 2).
Herpetic epithelial viral keratitis presents classically as a dendritic ulcer but may vary in severity from punctate corneal staining to a large geographic ulcer.