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Herpes Simplex Keratitis

December 13, 2011  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 8   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 665

Primary ocular herpes affects the person who has very low immunity, especially the children.


Herpes Simplex Keratitis occurs in two forms-

1. Primary ocular herpes.

2. Recurrent ocular herpes.

1. Primary ocular herpes - affects the person who has very low immunity, especially the children. The various symptoms of primary ocular herpes are-

a) Vesicles are formed in eyelids and lid margins.

b) Acute follicular conjunctivitis.

c) Keratitis.

2. Recurrent ocular herpes - occur in those individuals which are affected by the primary ocular herpes. The various causes of recurrent ocular herpes are-

a) Fever.

b) Ultraviolet rays.

c) Prostration.

d) Injury.

e) Excessive use of immunosuppressive medicines.

f) Excessive use of steroids.

Types of recurrent ocular keratitis are-

i) Epithelial keratitis - which is further of three types -

. Punctate epithelial keratitis.

. Dendritic ulcer.

. Geographical ulcer.

ii) Stromal keratitis - it is further of two types -

. Disciform keratitis.

. Diffuse stromal necrotic keratitis.

3. Metaherpetic keratitis
- occurs due to difficulty in healing of wounds of herpetic ulcer which had occurred in past time.

Author: joeldgreat        
Posted Date: 12/13/2011    Points:6    

To add:

It is a viral disease brought by the Herpes Simplex virus (either type 1-HSV1) or type 2-HSV-2). Depending on the site of infection, it is categorized into one of several distinct disorders.

There are two type of herpes commonly occur in human beings. The first one is the Oral Herpes with very visible symptoms like cold sores or fever blisters on the face or mouths.
The next type of herpes is called the Genital herpes (or simply called herpes). This is the second most common form of herpes. There are also other types of herpes such as ocular herpes (called keratitis), cerebral herpes, herpes gladiatorum, and herpetic whitlow.

Transmission of herpes virus is very easy. A direct contact with a lesion or body fluid of an infected individual are common. Once infected, the virus remains on the body for life as there is no cure for it at the moment.
Author: Dr. Simran Kaur        
Posted Date: 01/11/2012    Points:1    

Right said, depending upon the site of infection disease is categorized into various types and treatment go accordingly.

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