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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May;63(5):e445-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.08.006. Epub 2009 Sep 9.

Necrosis of nose skin after varicella zoster infection: a case report.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Bartjorrit@hotmail.com

Abstract

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the causal agent of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Primary VZV infection is a common childhood disease, but elderly patients and those having a compromised immune system are also at risk. We present the case of progressive necrosis of the nose skin in a patient with a compromised immune system and a generalised VZV infection. During the course of his hospital stay and follow-up, the lesion gradually improved with conservative treatment.

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19744905
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10.1016/j.bjps.2009.08.006
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