Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus With Dacryoadenitis Complicated by Recurrent Orbital Inflammation
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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus represents a zoster infection in the first division of the trigeminal nerve and has potentially serious complications involving the ocular and orbital structures. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurs in approximately 10% to 20% of individuals with herpes zoster and can lead to significant morbidity, particularly in patients with multiple comorbidities. The authors present a case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus along with dacryoadenitis in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis who was misdiagnosed, had delayed treatment, and experienced recurrence with orbital symptoms during follow up. Prompt recognition, initiation of therapy and careful monitoring and follow up are important for treating herpes zoster ophthalmicus and preventing recurrence and long-term sequelae.
Dossantos, Jason and Goldstein, Scott M., "Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus With Dacryoadenitis Complicated by Recurrent Orbital Inflammation" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3046.
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