Reactivation of Laten B Virus Presenting as Bilateral Retinal Vasculitis & Necrotizing Herpetic Retinitis
Title: Reactivation of Laten B Virus presenting as Bilateral Retinal Vasculitis & Necrotizing Herpetic Retinitis
Author: Charles Calvo, MSIV
Keywords/Main Subjects: B virus; Macaque bite; Viral reactivation; Viral retinitis
Brief Description: This is a case study of a young male who had previously been infected with the highly virulent B-virus and survived after meningitis and encephalitis. He presented with retinal lesions and decreased vision in one eye. A discussion of the transmission, history, clinical course, and management of B-virus infection are presented. In specific, the ocular findings of B-virus are discussed. This is the first documented case of B-virus reactivation in a human.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds