Herpes zoster

A common dermal and neurologic disorder caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that has remained dormant within dorsal root ganglia, often for decades, after the patient's initial exposure to the virus in the form of varicella (chickenpox). It is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area.

Disease Alternative Name

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TRIGEMINAL TROPHIC SYNDROME

68-year-old man presented with a new left nasal alar ulcer following a recent episode of primary herpes zoster. Physical...See More

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It's TRIGEMINAL TROPHIC SYNDROME Trigeminal trophic syndrome classically is characterized by a triad of cutaneous anesthesia, paresthesia and/or pain, and ulceration secondary to pathology of trigeminal nerve sensory branches. Ulceration a...


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46F She is on MDT for MB(Adult) Leprosy (Other) with grade I disability (ulcer on right sole) and taking Prednisolone fo...See More

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Yes this is herpes zoster You rightly put her on acyclovir Kindly give the full doses of 800mg 5times a day and tapper off gradually and keep on maintenance dose don't withdraw immidiately Second thing don't stop steroids as she on Rest loc...


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