Korean J Dermatol.  2008 Oct;46(10):1395-1397.

Ocular Abduction Palsy in a Patient with Herpes ZosterOphthalmicus and This was Improved by Short-term Use of Steroid

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. ksli0209@medimail.co.kr

Abstract

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus involving the first division of the fifth cranial nerve produces various clinical manifestations. Among them, external ocular motor palsy is a rare and uncomfortable complication, but it is generally transient and self-limited. This palsy can have a neural, vascular ormuscle origin. We report here on a case of ocular abduction palsy in a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus, and this palsy cleared up after treatment with systemic steroid for two weeks.

Keyword

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Ocular abduction palsy; Ocular myositis
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