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Indian J Dermatol. 2012 Mar;57(2):136-7. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.94286.

Necrodestructive herpes zoster.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and STI, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India.

Abstract

Herpes Zoster (HZ) is a self-limiting viral infection of skin and mucosa caused by Varicella zoster virus. Cutaneous lesions of HZ usually heal without any scarring and hyper/hypopigmentation. Though, post-inflammatory depigmentation and deep scarring can occur in immunocompromised or HIV positive individuals. The present report is of a elderly immunocompetent female who had HZ involving the ophthalmic division (including nasociliary branch) of trigeminal nerve. The lesions over nose caused mutilating scarring resulting in complete obstruction of the right anterior nare.

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Elderly; herpes zoster; immunocompetent; necrodestructive

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