What are physical findings characteristic of herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Primary herpes infection of the eye typically is a unilateral blepharoconjunctivitis, characterized by vesicles on the skin of the lids, follicular conjunctivitis, preauricular adenopathy, and, sometimes, punctate keratitis. [14, 15] After primary infection, recurrent disease may involve any or all layers of the cornea.

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