dendritic ulcer

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A branching ulcer of the surface of the cornea caused by herpes simplex virus. A similar appearance may be produced by a healing corneal abrasion. Dendritic ulcers tend to recur because the virus lies dormant in the corneal sensory nerves; years may elapse between recurrences.

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