Herpes simplex dendritic keratitis after keratoplasty

Mark J Mannis, R. D. Plotnik, I. R. Schwab, R. D. Newton

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Abstract

We treated three patients with herpes simplex dendritic keratitis that occurred between three and 11 months after keratoplasty. The patients had no history of herpetic infection. The eyes of two of the patients were grafted for corneal scarring of undetermined origin. The eye of the third patient was grafted for pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. At the time of onset of dendritic keratitis, all three patients were receiving either maintenance or higher doses of topical corticosteroids. All infections responded to topical antiviral treatment. The findings in these patients illustrate the importance of considering herpes simplex keratitis in the differential diagnosis of all late-onset epithelial defects in the corneal graft, even in the absence of a history of herpes simplex keratitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume111
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Dendritic Keratitis
Herpetic Keratitis
Corneal Transplantation
Infection
Cicatrix
Antiviral Agents
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Differential Diagnosis
Maintenance
Transplants

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  • Ophthalmology

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Mannis, M. J., Plotnik, R. D., Schwab, I. R., & Newton, R. D. (1991). Herpes simplex dendritic keratitis after keratoplasty. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 111(4), 480-484.

Herpes simplex dendritic keratitis after keratoplasty. / Mannis, Mark J; Plotnik, R. D.; Schwab, I. R.; Newton, R. D.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 111, No. 4, 1991, p. 480-484.

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Mannis, MJ, Plotnik, RD, Schwab, IR & Newton, RD 1991, 'Herpes simplex dendritic keratitis after keratoplasty', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 111, no. 4, pp. 480-484.
Mannis, Mark J ; Plotnik, R. D. ; Schwab, I. R. ; Newton, R. D. / Herpes simplex dendritic keratitis after keratoplasty. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1991 ; Vol. 111, No. 4. pp. 480-484.
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