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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in pregnancy: A rare presentation


Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Warud, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonia Jain
Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Warud, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.135236

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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the human herpes virus-3 (HHV-3). HZO is an ocular disease which manifests as unilateral painful skin rash in a dermatomal distribution of the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve shared by the eye and ocular adnexa. There are many risk factors for HZO like advancing age, immunosupression, and psychological stress. HZO during pregnancy is rare. Although HZ during pregnancy is less likely to cause harm to the unborn child, it is necessary to treat the mother to prevent complications. We report this case as rare because two divisions of trigeminal nerve are involved simultaneously in the form of HZO (ophthalmic nerve) and orocutaneous lesions (maxillary nerve, i.e., maxillary zoster) in an immunocompetent multigravida nullipara pregnant female.


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