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1/7. An unusual presentation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus: orbital myositis preceding vesicular eruption.

    PURPOSE: To present a case of orbital myositis associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. DESIGN: Observational case report. methods: A 47-year-old woman with acute retrobulbar eye pain and diplopia preceding the vesicular rash of herpes zoster ophthalmicus was evaluated and treated. RESULTS: magnetic resonance imaging showed enlargement and enhancement of extraocular muscles consistent with an inflammatory myopathy. Following acyclovir and prednisone treatment, all symptoms resolved, and neuralgia did not develop. CONCLUSIONS: Herpes zoster may cause symptoms and signs of orbital myositis before eruption of cutaneous skin lesions and thus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an acute orbital myositis.
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2/7. Clinical profile of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.

    herpes zoster ophthalmicus was seen in 22 cases out of 195 cases of herpes zoster (11.3% incidence). It was affecting mainly adults (90.9%). Oedema over the lids (81.8%) was invariably present and lead to ptosis. Mucopurulent conjunctivitis, predominantly mucoid (72.7%) was the commonest manifestation associated with vesicles over the lid margins. Sectorial (22.7%) and diffuse (9.1%) episcleritis appeared in later part of first week, while nodular episcleritis was observed in one case only on 12th day of the disease. Nummular keratitis was seen in 31.8% of cases between 8-10 days. iritis and iridocyclitis was seen in 45.4% of cases out of which 36.3% had secondary ocular hypertension (glaucoma). Neuroparalytic keratitis and internal ophthalmoplegia were detected in one patient each. Postherpetic neuralgia occurred in 22.7% of cases and was uncommon in younger age group (below 40 years, 4.5%). carbamazepine was effective in relieving the herpetic pain.
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3/7. Central retinal artery obstruction in herpes zoster ophthalmicus and cerebral vasculopathy.

    We present a case of acute central retinal artery obstruction in association with herpes zoster ophthalmicus and delayed cerebral vasculopathy. Retinal vascular obstruction is rare in zoster, and its occurrence during postherpetic cerebral vasculopathy has not been reported previously to our knowledge. The syndrome of delayed cerebral vasculopathy is discussed as is its possible relationship to central retinal artery obstruction.
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4/7. herpes zoster ophthalmicus and iris cysts.

    herpes zoster ophthalmicus has been associated with numerous complications such as neuropathy, keratitis, anterior uveitis, and neuralgia. To my knowledge, there have been no reports of secondary iris cyst formation. I hereby report the case of a patient who developed an iris cyst during a herpes zoster ophthalmicus infection.
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5/7. Contralateral hemiparesis following herpes zoster ophthalmicus.

    A case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus was followed, after a latent period of four weeks, by contralateral hemiparesis. An attempt is made to clarify the anatomical relationships involved in the pathogenesis of postherpetic cerebral complications. Detailed presentation of neuropathological findings in this case may provide evidence of vasculitis in the syndrome, with better understanding of the pathological anatomy.
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6/7. Successful treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with oral ketamine.

    OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the possibilities of the use of oral ketamine in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. SETTING: A pain clinic in a university hospital. PATIENT: A patient with postherpetic neuralgia of the ophthalmic nerve. INTERVENTION: Subcutaneous and later oral ketamine after classical treatment had failed. RESULTS: A complete recovery was accomplished without any sign of side effects. CONCLUSIONS: Oral ketamine may provide an alternative in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. The possible mechanism of action by its N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) blocking properties is discussed.
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7/7. The use of capsaicin in herpes zoster ophthalmicus neuralgia.

    The treatment of neuralgia which occurs during and following herpes zoster ophthalmicus is often unsatisfactory. capsaicin (trans-8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is a drug which depletes substance p and may be effective in inhibiting pain. We utilized topical capsaicin to the affected dermatome five times daily for 4 weeks in 6 patients with acute and post herpetic neuralgia. In four cases pain was markedly relieved and narcotic medications were either discontinued or significantly reduced. In two cases, pain was not reduced. Four patients had side effects including burning sensation at the site of the drug administration (4 cases), dermatitis as a result of overuse of the drug (2 cases) and hyperesthesia (1 case). Our results suggest that capsaicin may be a useful therapy for the alleviation of pain in some individuals with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. However, controlled studies are needed to establish these results.
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