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Herpes simplex virus keratitis in children.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep; 138(3):474-5.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To describe the spectrum and recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis in children and adolescents.

DESIGN

Retrospective cohort study.

METHODS

Twenty-three patients younger than age 16 years were diagnosed with HSV keratitis at one institution.

RESULTS

All children presented with dendritic or punctate epithelial keratitis, and stromal keratitis occurred concurrently with epithelial keratitis in 14 patients (61%). Six patients (26%) had bilateral HSV keratitis. Eleven patients (48%) developed recurrent HSV keratitis at a median of 15 months after the first documented episode. Amblyopia occurred in three children.

CONCLUSION

Children with herpetic keratitis may have bilateral ocular involvement and are at risk for recurrent keratitis and amblyopia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cullen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15364233

Citation

Chong, Eva-Marie, et al. "Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis in Children." American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 138, no. 3, 2004, pp. 474-5.
Chong EM, Wilhelmus KR, Matoba AY, et al. Herpes simplex virus keratitis in children. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138(3):474-5.
Chong, E. M., Wilhelmus, K. R., Matoba, A. Y., Jones, D. B., Coats, D. K., & Paysse, E. A. (2004). Herpes simplex virus keratitis in children. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 138(3), 474-5.
Chong EM, et al. Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis in Children. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138(3):474-5. PubMed PMID: 15364233.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Herpes simplex virus keratitis in children. AU - Chong,Eva-Marie, AU - Wilhelmus,Kirk R, AU - Matoba,Alice Y, AU - Jones,Dan B, AU - Coats,David K, AU - Paysse,Evelyn A, PY - 2004/04/12/accepted PY - 2004/9/15/pubmed PY - 2004/10/8/medline PY - 2004/9/15/entrez SP - 474 EP - 5 JF - American journal of ophthalmology JO - Am. J. Ophthalmol. VL - 138 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To describe the spectrum and recurrence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis in children and adolescents. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Twenty-three patients younger than age 16 years were diagnosed with HSV keratitis at one institution. RESULTS: All children presented with dendritic or punctate epithelial keratitis, and stromal keratitis occurred concurrently with epithelial keratitis in 14 patients (61%). Six patients (26%) had bilateral HSV keratitis. Eleven patients (48%) developed recurrent HSV keratitis at a median of 15 months after the first documented episode. Amblyopia occurred in three children. CONCLUSION: Children with herpetic keratitis may have bilateral ocular involvement and are at risk for recurrent keratitis and amblyopia. SN - 0002-9394 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15364233/Herpes_simplex_virus_keratitis_in_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002939404004088 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -