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Am J Med. 2013 Apr;126(4):359-61. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.09.009. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

Varicella zoster with extended prodrome: a case series.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Traditionally, varicella zoster (herpes zoster) is believed to have a prodrome of 1-3 days. The objective of our article is to emphasize the importance of including herpes zoster in the differential diagnosis of unilateral pain syndromes without vesicular lesions present for >3 days.

METHODS/RESULTS:

We report a case series from one primary care physician's practice at a tertiary-care teaching hospital documenting herpes zoster prodromes of 6-18 days.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our findings expand the clinical picture of herpes zoster, which hopefully will lead to cases of improved diagnoses that translate into the timely and cost-effective implementation of appropriate treatment.

PMID:
23369211
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.09.009
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