zoster ophthalmicus

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zoster ophthalmicus

Etymology: Gk, zoster, girdle, ophthalmos, eye
a herpes infection of the eye and the first division of the trigeminal nerve. The infection frequently involves the cornea. There may be lid edema, ciliary and conjunctival involvement, and pain. Keratitis may be severe. Scarring and glaucoma are common sequelae.

zoster ophthalmicus

An older term for herpes zoster affecting the ophthalmic nerve.


(zos'ter) [Gr. zoster, girdle] Herpes zoster.

zoster auricularis

Herpes zoster of the ear.

zoster ophthalmicus

See: herpes zoster ophthalmicus.

zoster sine herpete

Cutaneous pain of dermatomal distribution, suggestive of herpes zoster but without the typical rash of shingles. That the pain is caused by a reactivation of herpes zoster may be confirmed by antibody titer or polymerase chain reaction tests.
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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in olmsted county, Minnesota: Have systemic antivirals made a difference?
68) 15 (75) 0 (0) Total 77 (100) 20 (100) 13(100) HSV: Herpes simplex viral, HZO: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus Table 2: Sex distribution Sex N (%) HSV keratitis HZO keratitis Other viral keratitis Male 51 (66.
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus and delayed contralateral hemiparesis caused by cerebral angiitis: diagnosis and management approaches.
Acyclovir 800 mg/day treatment was started with a diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is an acute dermatomal infection that occurs with the reactivation of VZV It frequently causes vesicular desquamation in the periorbital region and the skin of the forehead (2).
of cases Percentage segment Herpes zoster ophthalmicus 12 9.
Low immunity may have played a role in our young patient contracting herpes zoster ophthalmicus
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus followed by contralateral hemiparesis: report of two cases and review of literature.
Conclusion: Our study outlines the varied clinical profile of herpes zoster ophthalmicus in north Karnataka.
Causes include: Unilateral: Afferent conduction defect, Adie pupil, Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, Abberent regeneration of 3rd nerve; and Bilateral: Neurosyphilis.
Oral acyclovir in the treatment of acute herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
9%) patients, presenting with herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), the mean age of presentation was relatively less i.