Herpesviridae

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Herpesviridae

[‚hər·pēz′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by enveloped virions containing one molecule of double-stranded linear DNA wrapped around an associated spool-shaped protein inside an icosahedron. It includes subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae (herpes simplex virus group), Betaherpesvirinae (cytomegalovirus group), and Gammaherpesvirinae (lymphoproliferative virus group).
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It can be caused by various clinical ocular conditions such as herpetic corneal infections (herpes zoster and simplex), eye surgeries, misuse of topical medications, use of contact lenses, and even systemic conditions such as diabetes or vitamin A deficiency.