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Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012;2012:953910. doi: 10.1155/2012/953910. Epub 2012 May 9.

An acute case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus with ophthalmoplegia.

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The Postgraduate Education Centre, Basildon University Hospital, Essex SS16 5NL, UK.


Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) with oculomotor nerve involvement is rare, even rarer as an acute presentation rather than sequelae of HZO. In this paper we present a case of cutaneous HZO in which our patient's initial presentation was one of complete ophthalmoplegia.

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