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IRARRAGORRI DORADO, Cesar Antonio; MASO SEMANAT, Eulogio; RODRIGUEZ ALONSO, Yamirka  and  DEL VALLE CABALLERO, Dania del Carmen. Clinical and epidemiological characterization of patients with eye infections caused by herpesvirus. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.1, pp.42-56.  Epub Feb 18, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.


Eye diseases originated due to virus occupy an important place in daily routine of the specialty.


To characterize patients with eye infections due to herpesvirus according to clinical and epidemiological variables of interest.


A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 29 adult patients with infections due to herpesvirus was carried out, they were assisted in the ophthalmologic service of Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, from September, 2012 to the same month in 2013.


In the case material white skin patients (55.1 %), female sex (69.0 %) and 57 years and over age group (48.3 %) prevailed. Red eye and ciliumconjuntival injection constituted the most common symptoms and signs (75.9 %). The most frequent lesions were located in the eyelids, the skin and cornea (31.0 %). The affectation of the visual acuteness below 0.3 was related to the occurrence of stromal affectation and the localization of lesions in the pupilar area. No patient presented inflammation of the later segment.


Arguments about the existent relationship between the localization of lesions and the affectation of the visual acuteness were not found, which prevented to carry out comparisons.

Keywords : eye infection; herpes simplex virus; ophthalmopathy; eye affectation.

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