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Herpes and Iritis - what is the link?

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Herpes and Iritis - what is the link?

Postby Dywalgi » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:50 am

Is there a link with the common "coldsore" and the devasting eye condition Iritis? Both can occur in high UV and it is common for the herpes virus to manifest in a variety of forms. Can Iritis be linked to herpes and can it be a factor for development?
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Postby DebD » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:14 pm

Iritis is a type of anterior uveitis. It can occur due to herpes simplex infection though there are many other causes.

See this article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10614681 and for description of the pathology, refer to this article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1316639/

I didn't get what you meant by a factor for development.
Whatever I say should be considered as information only.
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