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June 1969

Herpes Simplex PanuveitisA Clinical Report

Author Affiliations

From the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and the Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(6):783-787. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010785005

Herpes simplex virus was isolated from the anterior chamber of a white woman with bilateral severe panuveitis. This was her second episode of uveitis, the first being anterior and unilateral; both attacks appeared to be precipitated by childbirth. Acute and convalescent antibody titers showed a significant drop in titer against the virus with resolution of the process. The significance of these findings in light of earlier clinical and laboratory evidence is discussed.