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Ophthalmic diagnoses in the ED: herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
0735-6757
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.08.013
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus in the emergency department is discussed with an emphasis on the identification of the numerous potential ocular complications. Emergency physicians need to be able to recognize the clinical features of herpes zoster ophthalmicus and initiate appropriate therapy and referral.

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