Delayed type hypersensitivity in the pathogenesis of recurrent herpes stromal keratitis.

Recurrent herpes stromal keratitis (HSK) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world. Cyokines characteristic of Th1 cells (in particular IFN-γ and IL-2) have been shown to dominate in HSK in addition to mechanisms by nonspecific, antigen-independent effector cells such as neutrophils, basophils, and monocytes. More recently, the… CONTINUE READING