Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 11

The Viral Invasion - Unusual Presentation of Herpes Simplex Keratitis in a Patient with SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Krunal Patel1 and Anuja K Desai2*

1Phaco Refractive Surgeon, Crystal Eye Care, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Kusum Dhirajlal Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Anuja K Desai, Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Kusum Dhirajlal Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: October 07, 2021 ; Published: October 15, 2021

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Abstract

Background: To report a case of herpes simplex viral (HSV-1) keratitis secondary to COVID-19 infection.

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old man developed ocular symptoms after recovering from SARS- CoV-2 infection. After initial assessment a diagnosis of HSV-1 keratitis was confirmed and treated with topical antiviral. The complete reduction of keratitis symptoms and a clear cornea was achieved within 4 weeks.

Conclusions: There have been multiple reports on varied ocular manifestations of COVID-19 infection. This case highlights the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 acting as a potential trigger for viral reactivation.

Keywords: COVID-19; HSV-1 Keratitis; SARS-CoV-2; Immunocompromised

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Citation

Citation: Krunal Patel and Anuja K Desai. “The Viral Invasion - Unusual Presentation of Herpes Simplex Keratitis in a Patient with SARS-CoV-2 Infection".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.11 (2021): 35-38.




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