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Scanning Electron Microscopic Investigations on the Development of the Dendritic Lesion in the Corneal Epithelium

  • J.-P. Harnisch
  • F. Hoffmann
Conference paper
Part of the Internationales Symposion der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft vom 12. bis 14. April 1980 in Freiburg book series (OPH.GES.)

Summary

The dendritic lesion in cases of HVH infection is provoked experimentally in the rabbit cornea and, based on scanning electron microscopic findings, a theory is formulated on the development of the dendritic lesion.

The dendritic lesion is typical for a herpes simplex infection of the cornea. Two developmental theories are known to us:
  1. 1.

    It is the result of the viruses spreading in the corneal nerves [1].

     
  2. 2.

    Resistent cell groups are responsible for a random course of infection pathways in the presence of viruses spreading from cell to cell [2].

     

Key words

Dendritic lesion SEM 

Zusammenfassung

Die Dendriticafigur bei HVH-Infektion wird experimentell an der Kaninchenhornhaut erzeugt und eine Theorie bezüglich ihrer Entstehung anhand rasterelektronenmikroskopischer Befunde entwickelt.

Schlüsselwörter

Dendritikafigur Rasterelektronenmikroskopie 

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References

  1. 1.
    Dawson CR, Togni B, Moore TE (1968) Structural changes in chronic herpetic keratitis studied by light and electron microscopy. Arch Ophthalmol 79: 740–748PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Spencer WH, Hayes TL (1970) Scanning and transmission electron microscopic observations of the topographic anatomy of dendritic lesions in the rabbit cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci 2: 183–195Google Scholar

Copyright information

© J.F. Bergmann Verlag, München 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Harnisch
    • 1
  • F. Hoffmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Germany

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