Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is a neuro-oculo-dermic infection caused by reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. Although a rare diagnosis in an otherwise healthy, vaccinated pediatric patient, this entity may occur with increasing frequency among those with preceding trauma, particularly in the month prior to presentation. Herein, we highlight a case of HZO in a vaccinated, immunocompetent adolescent in the setting of recent facial trauma.
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- Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use
- Facial Injuries
- Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus/diagnosis
- Trigeminal Nerve
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Case Reports
- Journal Article