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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: a medical review.
  1. S. Lightman,
  2. R. J. Marsh and
  3. D. Powell


    Patients with herpes zoster undergo extensive screening to detect underlying malignant disease which is compromising their immunity. In a retrospective survey of 1000 patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus 12 patients had malignant disease which was known on presentation. No new cases were detected or discovered on follow-up. Three patients developed a disseminated rash, but none of these had an underlying malignant disease.

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