zoster ophthalmicus


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zoster ophthalmicus

An older term for herpes zoster affecting the ophthalmic nerve.

zoster

(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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Sonuc olarak, sundugumuz olguda oldugu gibi 60 yas uzeri herpes zoster ophthalmicus saptanan hastalar santral sinir sistemi komplikasyonlari acisindan yakindan izlenmelidir.
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus; report of cases and review of literature.
Ocular disorder n (%) Cytomegalovirus retinitis 1 (5.9) Herpes zoster ophthalmicus 2 (11.8) HIV retinal microvasculopathy 10 (58.8) Toxoplasma retinochoroiditis 2 (11.8) Bell's (hemifacial) palsy 1 (5.9) Optic neuritis 1 (5.9) Total 17 (100) Table 2: Comparing mean CD4 counts/viral loads between various ocular disorders manifested.
Multifocal choroiditis uveitis occurring after herpes zoster ophthalmicus. American Journal of Ophthalmology 1989;108(6):733-5.
Other complications include herpes zoster ophthalmicus or oticus, acute retinal necrosis, aseptic meningitis, and encephalitis.
Acyclovir 800 mg/day treatment was started with a diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus. The headache completely disappeared with a treatment of gabapentin 1800 mg/day
If the ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve is involved, zoster ophthalmicus results.
Headache is a symptom of anterior part of eye, glaucoma was found in 38% of the patients, followed by uveitis in 30%, corneal lesion in 23.43%, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus in 9% of cases with headache [Table 9].
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in patients with immunodeficiency virus infection.
Varicella zoster virus encephalitis in a previously healthy five-year-old child with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2005;24:476-7.
This case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) was unusual--not because of the way the patient presented, but because of her age.
For unknown reasons, the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve (herpes zoster ophthalmicus) is disproportionately affected as compared with the maxillary and mandibular divisions.[50] The virus is thought to spread via afferent trigeminal ganglionic fibers to the blood vessels at the base of the brain.