CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-58

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus in a healthy Nigerian child


Department of Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

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K K Oladigbolu
Department of Ophthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Kaduna State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-9171.207369

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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.


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