TITLE

HERPES SIMPLEX KERATITIS

AUTHOR(S)
Fraser, Scott
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Pulse;7/9/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 24, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on herpes simplex keratitis (HSK). Herpes simplex virus infections of the cornea causes a profound impairment of vision in the affected eye due to corneal scarring. It states that prolonged inflammation associated with HSK can also cause cataract and glaucoma. It also notes that herpes simplex virus is very common, and several people are exposed to it though many do not get keratitis. The signs of HSK include unilateral red eye and aversion to the examining light.
ACCESSION #
33313170

 

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