Herpes simplex virus (HSV) epithelial keratitis, dendrite
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA
Dendritic ulcers are the classic lesion associated with herpes simplex virus (HSV) epithelial keratitis. This photograph portrays the typical appearance of these ulcers - swollen epithelium along the margins of a positive-staining, dendritic corneal ulcer with terminal bulbs at the ends of the branches. This contrasts with the appearance of Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pseudodendrites.
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