Temporal artery biopsy in herpes zoster ophthalmicus with delayed arteritis

Am J Ophthalmol. 1976 Oct;82(4):628-30. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(76)90552-3.

Abstract

A 58-year-old man developed herpes zoster ophthalmicus with delayed hemiparesis. Temporal artery biopsy confirmed the presence of a vasculitis. Electron microscopy of the temporal artery failed to reveal viral particles. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus with delayed arteritis appeared to be a contiguous spread of vasculitis to the carotid system and not a direct viral invasion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / pathology*
  • Hemiplegia / complications
  • Hemiplegia / pathology
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus / complications
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / complications
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Temporal Arteries / pathology*
  • Time Factors
  • Vascular Diseases / complications
  • Vascular Diseases / pathology