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Derm News: 2007.10(3)

Complete ophthalmoplegia after herpes zoster

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 32(2):162-164
M. Im, B. J. Kim, Y. J. Seo, J. K. Park, J. H. Lee

Motor loss caused by herpes zoster is infrequent, and only a few studies have focused on ocular motor paralysis in ophthalmic herpes zoster. We report a case of complete ophthalmoplegia resulting from ophthalmic herpes zoster. A 69-year-old man presented with complete left-side ptosis with total ophthalmoplegia 7 days after the onset of left ophthalmic herpes zoster. The patient was treated with aciclovir and prednisolone. Five months later, the ptosis had resolved and the extraocular motility had almost returned to normal.

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