Acute retinal necrosis in the context of neonatal HSV-2 expo
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Acute retinal necrosis (ARN) is a potentially blinding condition, predominantly caused by varicella zoster (VZV), herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 (HSV), and, infrequently, by cytomegalovirus (CMV). ARN causes devastation, due not only to the fulminant vaso-occlusive retinitis but also to the high incidence of tractional and nectrotic retinal tears leading to retinal detachment.

This article describes an atypical case of HSV-2 ARN in the context of neonatal exposure and subconjunctival steroid injection. Clinicians should be aware of the association of neonatal or congenital exposure to HSV-2 as a risk factor for this disease because early treatment may improve outcome and/or avoid involvement of both eyes...

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