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Reactivation of Laten B Virus Presenting as Bilateral Retinal Vasculitis & Necrotizing Herpetic Retinitis

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Title:  Reactivation of Laten B Virus presenting as Bilateral Retinal Vasculitis & Necrotizing Herpetic Retinitis
Author:  Charles Calvo, MSIV
Date:  06/22/2011
Keywords/Main Subjects: B virus; Macaque bite; Viral reactivation; Viral retinitis
Diagnosis: B-virus
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. 
Format: video
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds
Identifier: Moran_CORE_16023
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