Author(s): Lightman S, Marsh RJ, Powell D
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Abstract Patients with herpes zoster undergo extensive screening to detect underlying malignant disease which is compromising their immunity. In a retrospective survey of 1000 patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus 12 patients had malignant disease which was known on presentation. No new cases were detected or discovered on follow-up. Three patients developed a disseminated rash, but none of these had an underlying malignant disease.
This article was published in Br J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals