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Herpes Zoster Affecting the Lower Extremity in An Older Patient: A Clinical Image

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Burak Unal, Yigit Can Ahıska, Nurullah Uslu and Sema Avcı*

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    • Amasya University Sabuncuoglu Serefeddin Research and Training Hospital, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Sema Avcı, Amasya University Sabuncuoglu Serefeddin Research and Training Hospital, Turkey

Received: December 03, 2018;   Published: December 14, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/LOJMS.2018.02.000144

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Abstract

Herpes zoster is a viral disease which is the reactivated form of varicella zoster virus. Herpes zoster usually characterized by skin eruptions and pain in specific dermatomes [1]. About 50% of lesions of herpes zoster in United States occur elderly patients. The highest incidence of disease is 7th decade of life [2]. Herpes zoster symptoms can mimic sciatalgia or weakness related to spine root compression [1]. A 67-year-old woman admitted with a history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, presented to emergency department right thigh pain for three days.

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