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      L'herpès oculaire de l'enfant

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          A series of 38 children with ocular herpes simplex infection is reported. The follow-up periods ranged between 1 and 10 years after the first ocular herpetic involvement. The primary ocular infection occurred in most cases between 2 and 6 years of age, with a similar rate in males and females. The number of recurrences increased with the duration of the follow-up period: during the first 2 years, recurrences developed in 50% of cases and after 2 years, all the children had new herpetic ocular attacks. Idoxuridine treatment failures were found in 11 cases of herpetic superficial keratitis. Ocular herpes simplex in children is a major cause of visual loss and disability. After a follow-up period of 5 years, 75% of patients with herpetic keratitis had a visual acuity of 5/10 or less.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1982
          1982
          30 March 2010
          : 184
          : 1
          : 1-5
          Affiliations
          aService d’Ophtalmologie, CHU de Brest; bService de Bactériologie-Virologie, Brest, France
          Article
          309177 Ophthalmologica 1982;184:1–5
          10.1159/000309177
          7054736
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Herpes simplex, Children, Antiviral drugs, Keratitis

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