Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in otherwise healthy children

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dc.contributor.author De Freitas, Denise
dc.contributor.author Martins, Elisabeth N.
dc.contributor.author Adan, Consuelo
dc.contributor.author Alvarenga, Lenio S.
dc.contributor.author Pavan-Langston, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:41:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:41:26Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2006.03.059
dc.identifier.citation American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 142, n. 3, p. 393-399, 2006.
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9394
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29122
dc.description.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. en
dc.format.extent 393-399
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartof American Journal of Ophthalmology
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.title Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in otherwise healthy children en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirm
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirm, Dept Ophthalmol, Boston, MA 02114 USA
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Ophthalmol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ajo.2006.03.059
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000240390600004



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