Table 2

Viral genome and antibodies against herpes viruses in serum from patients with acute retinal necrosis

CasePCR ocularOcular fluidPCR ocular fluids (copies/mL)Symptoms to sampling (days)Treatment before sampling (days)PCR serum (copies/mL)HSV IgMVZV IgMHSV1 IgGHSV2 IgGVZV IgGCMV IgGEBV IgG
1VZVV9.4×103480++++
2VZVV8.9×10850+ (646)+++++
3HSV2V1.8×102270270*NPNPNP++++NP
4HSV1V1.2×10762++++
5HSV2Apositive90+++++
6HSV1V5.8×103250+++
7HSV1V3.6×10872+++++
8VZVA2.1×107121+ (162)+++
9HSV2A5.7×10380+++
10VZVA1.1×109170+++
11VZVA8.4×106117+++
12VZVA1.5×106121+++++
13HSV1A38>201++++
  • Note. +, positive; −, negative.

  • *Sampling at recurrence.

  • † first 3 days low dose of acyclovir

  • A, aqueous;CMV, cytomegalovirus; HSV, herpes simplex virus; NP, not performed;V, vitreous; VZV, varicella zoster virus.