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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2007 Sep-Oct;15(5):411-3.

Three consecutive episodes of acute retinal necrosis due to herpes simplex-1 over twelve years following herpetic encephalitis.

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Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. anna.klein@erasme.ulb.ac.be

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of multiple delayed recurrence of acute retinal necrosis syndrome occurring in the same eye following initial herpetic encephalitis.

METHODS:

Case report and review of literature.

RESULTS:

An otherwise healthy 67-year-old woman experienced three episodes of acute retinal necrosis in the left eye 3 months, 3 years, and 12 years, respectively, following initial herpes simplex-1 encephalitis. This is the first case report of more than one such recurrence, moreover in the same eye, and with such long interval.

CONCLUSION:

This case illustrates that extremely long intervals between initial herpetic encephalitis and acute necrosis syndrome recurrence can occur, thus warranting a long follow-up of these patients.

PMID:
17972228
DOI:
10.1080/09273940701662510
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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