• feline
  • However, many healthy cats are subclinical carriers of feline herpes virus, so a positive test for FHV-1 does not necessarily indicate that signs of an upper respiratory tract infection are due to FVR. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • A specific clinical diagnosis of HSV as the cause of dendritic keratitis can usually be made by ophthalmologists and optometrists based on the presence of characteristic clinical features. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laboratory tests are indicated in complicated cases when the clinical diagnosis is uncertain and in all cases of suspected neonatal herpes infection: Corneal smears or impression cytology specimens can be analyzed by culture, antigen detection, or fluorescent antibody testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • The global incidence (rate of new disease) of herpes keratitis is roughly 1.5 million, including 40,000 new cases of severe monocular visual impairment or blindness each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • immune
  • Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) represent a highly functional subset of bone marrow (BM)-derived cells and play a key role in linking the innate and adaptive immune responses. (arvojournals.org)
  • requires
  • Infectious keratitis can progress rapidly, and generally requires urgent antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral therapy to eliminate the pathogen. (wikipedia.org)