Ophthalmic Herpes Zoster in an 18-Month-Old Child

Gandhewar, Jaishree; Birchall, Wayne; Kwartz, Jeffery
January 2005
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
We present a case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus in an 18-month-old child. Early exposure to varicella zoster virus while being breast-fed appears to account for this clinical presentation. The incidence of herpes zoster in children younger than age 2 years is discussed.


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