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Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in a healthy Nigerian child

K.K. Oladigbolu, G.A. Farouk, A.J. Orugun, H Abdulrahman

Abstract


Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) is rare in children especially those who are immunocompetent. We reported a case of HZO in a healthy 3- year-old girl with no history of exposure or underlying immune-compromising systemic disease. She developed severe ocular complications after treatment. Both parents were non reactive to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) I and II.

Keywords: Healthy child, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, ocular complications




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0189-9171.207369
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