Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in otherwise healthy children

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in otherwise healthy children

Author De Freitas, Denise Google Scholar
Martins, Elisabeth N. Google Scholar
Adan, Consuelo Google Scholar
Alvarenga, Lenio S. Google Scholar
Pavan-Langston, Deborah Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirm
Abstract center dot PURPOSE: To evaluate the complications of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) in children.center dot DESIGN: Prospective-observational case series.center dot METHODS: Ten healthy patients (five boys, five girls) with HZO were prospectively followed. Data regarding best-corrected visual acuity, biomicroscopy, intraocular pressure, corneal sensitivity, and funduscopy were collected. the median duration of follow-up was 19 months (range eight to 78 months).center dot RESULTS: the mean age at presentation was 8.7 years (range two to 14 years +/- 3.95). At last visit, two patients (20%) had decreased visual acuity and nine (90%) had some degree of abnormal corneal sensitivity and corneal opacity despite good final visual acuity.center dot CONCLUSION: in general, HZO seems to have a good prognosis in healthy children; nonetheless, some cases can present severe eye complications causing visual loss.
Language English
Date 2006-09-01
Published in American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 142, n. 3, p. 393-399, 2006.
ISSN 0002-9394 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 393-399
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2006.03.059
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000240390600004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29122

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