Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
VOGEL G., Marlene; MARTINEZ G., María José y SUAREZ G., Mónica. Utilidad del examen oftalmológico en el diagnóstico del herpes neonatal . Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 1998, vol.69, n.3, pp. 107-109. ISSN 0370-4106. doi: 10.4067/S0370-41061998000300005.
To illustrate on the usefulness of whole ophtalmologic evaluation in newborn infants with systemic disease asociated with ocular abnormal findings a 41 days old child, with TORCH syndrome and unilateral corneal opacity, in which herpes simplex virus type 2 infection was suspected through ophthalmologic examination and confirmed by the virology laboratory is described. The ophthalmologist is frequently consulted by the pediatrician or relatives, about children with ocular lesions or deformities associated to systemic manifestations, possibly related to congenital or perinatal infections. The ophthalmologic exam can be useful in these cases, leading to early diagnosis and timely treatment
Palabras clave : corneal opacity; corneal ulcer; herpes virus hominis; polimerase chain reaction.