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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus complicated by complete ophthalmoplegia and signs of pilocarpine hypersensitivity. A case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17894283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of zona ophthalmica complicated with a complete ophthalmoplegia. In the literature only 19 cases have been reported the last 30 years, with a variety of possible pathophysiological mechanisms. Our patient's mydriasis reacted to diluted pilocarpine 0.125% which is a sign of Adie's pupil and is not supposed to occur in mydriasis caused by a third nerve palsy. We review the literature on the possible pathogenesis of this hypersensitivity.
B Pion; P Salu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0081-0746     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-26     Completed Date:  2007-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505353     Medline TA:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Ophthalmology, Academic Hospital of the Free University of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090 Jette.
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MeSH Terms
Acyclovir / administration & dosage
Alzheimer Disease / complications
Benzimidazoles / therapeutic use
Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus / complications*,  drug therapy
Hyperthyroidism / complications
Injections, Intravenous
Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications
Pilocarpine / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzimidazoles; 0/methylproamine; 59277-89-3/Acyclovir; 92-13-7/Pilocarpine

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