AIIMS November 2011 – MCQ 39

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All of the following occur in Herpes zoster keratitis except?
A. Pseudodendritic keratitis
B. Anterior endothelial keratitis
C. Sclero keratitis
D. Endothelitis

Correct answer : B. Anterior endothelial keratitis

Frequency of various corneal changes in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus:

  • Punctate epithelial keratitis – 50%
  • Pseudodendritic keratitis – 50%
  • Anterior stromal keratitis – 40%
  • Keeratouveitis / endothelitis – 34%
  • Serpiginous ulceration – 7%
  • Sclerokeratitis – 1%
  • Corneal mucous plaques – 13%
  • Disciform keratitis – 10%
  • Neurotrophic keratopathy – 25%
  • Exposure keratopathy – 11%
  • Interstitial keratitis / lipid keratopathy – 15%
  • Permanent corneal edema – 5%

Ref: Cornea, Volume 1 By Edward J. Holland (via google books)

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