Varicella-Zoster Virus Epithelial Keratitis in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

In Vivo Morphology in the Human Cornea

Authors: Tabery, Helena M.

  • Presents high-magnification images, obtained by non-contact in vivo photomicrography, that superbly capture the distinctive features of varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis in herpes zoster ophthalmicus
  • Documents both the morphology and the dynamics of the characteristic corneal epithelial lesions
  • Includes rare cases of ocular surface involvement
  • Offers comparison with the lesions of herpes simplex virus
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About this book

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is a common disease in the elderly and the immunosuppressed, with potentially devastating sequelae. Diagnosis of HZO is clinical but almost all its manifestations are non-specific and often indistinguishable from those due to other causes in general and herpes simplex virus in particular. The exception is varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis, which is frequently the only indicator of the true nature of the disease. This book is unique in presenting high-magnification images, obtained by non-contact in vivo photomicrography, that capture the distinctive features of varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis in HZO. Both the morphology and the dynamics of the corneal epithelial lesions are splendidly documented, including in patients with HZO sine herpete and recurrent disease. Three rare cases of ocular surface involvement in acute HZO are included, and the final chapter offers an illuminating comparison of varicella-zoster virus epithelial keratitis in HZO and the lesions of herpes simplex virus. This book will serve as an indispensable aid in the prompt diagnosis of HZO.

About the authors

Helena M. Tabery, MD, is a Specialist in ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic UMAS, Malmö, Sweden.

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From the reviews:

“This highly specialized book depicts the progression of herpes zoster epithelial keratitis from onset to resolution and during recurrences using in vivo photomicrography. It includes several descriptive cases and a comparison of epithelial disease from herpes zoster with that of herpes simplex. … It targets practitioners with an interest in the varicella zoster virus and its effects on the corneal epithelium. This may include corneal specialists and clinical scientists.” (Andrea D. Birnbaum, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2012)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Morphology of Varicella-Zoster Virus Epithelial Keratitis in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

    Tabery, Helena M.

    Pages 1-15

  • The Dynamics of Varicella-Zoster Virus Epithelial Keratitis in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

    Tabery, Helena M.

    Pages 17-41

  • Recurrent VZV Epithelial Keratitis in HZO; HZO sine Herpete

    Tabery, Helena M.

    Pages 43-63

  • Three Rare Cases of Ocular Surface Involvement in Acute HZO

    Tabery, Helena M.

    Pages 65-73

  • Comparison of HSV and VZV Epithelial Keratitis

    Tabery, Helena M.

    Pages 75-88

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varicella-Zoster Virus Epithelial Keratitis in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Book Subtitle
In Vivo Morphology in the Human Cornea
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14487-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14487-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14486-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 92
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