Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome

D. J. Browning, M. S. Blumenkranz, William W Culbertson, J. D. Clarkson, Y. Tardif, A. Gourdeau, J. Minturn

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Abstract

The authors report seven patients in whom the acute retinal necrosis (ARN) syndrome developed shortly after cutaneous varicella zoster infection. The length of time between the skin infection and ARN varied from 5 days to 3 months. Both eyes were affected in one of seven cases. The ophthalmic branch of cranial nerve V ipsilateral to an affected eye was involved by the zoster dermatitis in only two of the seven cases. The association lends further support to the proposal that herpes zoster virus is a major cause of ARN. A history of recent zoster dermatitis should be sought in patients with ARN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume94
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 6 1987

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Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
Chickenpox
Herpes Zoster
Dermatitis
Skin
Trigeminal Nerve
Human Herpesvirus 3
Infection

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Browning, D. J., Blumenkranz, M. S., Culbertson, W. W., Clarkson, J. D., Tardif, Y., Gourdeau, A., & Minturn, J. (1987). Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome. Ophthalmology, 94(6), 602-606.

Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome. / Browning, D. J.; Blumenkranz, M. S.; Culbertson, William W; Clarkson, J. D.; Tardif, Y.; Gourdeau, A.; Minturn, J.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 94, No. 6, 06.08.1987, p. 602-606.

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Browning, DJ, Blumenkranz, MS, Culbertson, WW, Clarkson, JD, Tardif, Y, Gourdeau, A & Minturn, J 1987, 'Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome', Ophthalmology, vol. 94, no. 6, pp. 602-606.
Browning DJ, Blumenkranz MS, Culbertson WW, Clarkson JD, Tardif Y, Gourdeau A et al. Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome. Ophthalmology. 1987 Aug 6;94(6):602-606.
Browning, D. J. ; Blumenkranz, M. S. ; Culbertson, William W ; Clarkson, J. D. ; Tardif, Y. ; Gourdeau, A. ; Minturn, J. / Association of varicella zoster dermatitis with acute retinal necrosis syndrome. In: Ophthalmology. 1987 ; Vol. 94, No. 6. pp. 602-606.
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