Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in a healthy Nigerian child
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