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May 1984

Dendritic Corneal Lesions

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Morgantown, WVa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(5):662. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030522002

To the Editor.  —I read with interest the October Archives article by Margulies and Mannis1 in which they listed five causes of dendriform lesions of the cornea (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, systemic tyrosinemia, Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis, and contact lens wear).During the last three years, we have seen two cases of dendriform lesions in adenovirus keratoconjunctivitis (Figure). In both, immunofluorescence and viral cultures for herpes simplex were negative. In both cases we were able to culture adenovirus, and the clinical manifestation and course were typical of adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis.Hence, adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis may be added to the list of dendriform lesions of the cornea.

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