The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Ophthalmic and maxillary herpes zoster

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 23 year-old woman developed a painful rash in her left upper face. The rash was typical of herpes zoster and involves the ophthalmic and maxillary branches of the left trigeminal nerve. Medical examination and blood investigation did not review any underlying immunosuppressive conditions. She responded well to systemic acyclovir.

 

Facial appearance three weeks after the initial eruption.

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