Herpesvirus simplex in chronic human stromal keratitis

Curr Eye Res. 1986 Oct;5(10):735-8. doi: 10.3109/02713688609000013.


A method is described for the isolation of Herpesvirus simplex (HSV) from corneal discs of patients suffering from chronic stromal keratitis. The discs were removed during penetrating keratoplasty. Virus was successfully isolated from 2 out of 8 discs maintained in vitro.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cornea* / microbiology*
  • Corneal Stroma*
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / microbiology*
  • Simplexvirus / isolation & purification*