HSV Keratitis

Herpetic keratitis is a chameleon. However, given adequate medical and microsurgical management it has lost much of its horror today - Berthold Seitz MD

HSV Keratitis

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Be a Hero to Your HSVK Patients

Because of its variable presentation and ability to affect all corneal layers, HSVK has several masqueraders and differential diagnoses. For example, any keratitis that creates a dendriform lesion could be mistaken for HSV epithelial keratitis. Infectious masqueraders include Acanthamoeba keratitis, VZVK, adenovirus epithelial keratitis, Epstein-Barr epithelial keratitis, chlamydial keratitis and other varying microbial keratitis...

The Herpetic Eye Disease Study (HEDS) I showed no benefit in combining both oral and topical antivirals, so choose one course of treatment. One exception to this may be prescribing for immunocompromised patients...

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