Panuveitis as presenting sign of chickenpox in a young child

Nadav Belfair, Jaime Levy, Tova Lifshitz

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Abstract

Case report: A previously healthy 2-year-old girl presented with severe panuveitis in her left eye. She developed chickenpox rash several days later. DNA particles of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the aqueous humor. No antiviral regimen was administered. The uveitis resolved completely after 1 week. Comments: Patients with chickenpox should undergo a thorough ophthalmologic examination at the onset of visual symptoms. Clinicians should be aware of the rare occurrence of chickenpox when evaluating a uveitis patient. If there is suspicion of chickenpox, the clinician may consider ordering serology or PCR tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chickenpox
  • Panuveitis
  • Presenting sign
  • Varicellazoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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