[Multifocal choroiditis associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Apropos of a case].

Abstract

We describe a patient with multifocal choroidal lesions affecting the midperipheral fundus, with an atrophic and scattered punched-out pale aspect. Lesions were discovered seven months after an ipsilateral herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Fluorescein angiography findings exhibited a delay of choroidal injection and late moderate staining during the venous phase. The etiological arguments refer to a previous herpes zoster infection. The pathogeny would involve an occlusion of posterior ciliary arteries, lesions of posterior ciliary nerves and/or direct cytopathogenic involvement of chorioretina by neurotropic virus from ciliary ganglion.

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@article{Chiquet1996MultifocalCA, title={[Multifocal choroiditis associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Apropos of a case].}, author={C Chiquet and P Germain and Carole Burillon and D Coudry-Vergne and Mar{\'i}a-Teresa P{\'e}rez and M Paupert-Ravault and P h Denis}, journal={Journal français d'ophtalmologie}, year={1996}, volume={19 11}, pages={712-5} }