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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-137

Necrodestructive herpes zoster


1 Department of Dermatology and STI, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India
2 Department of Medicine, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India
3 Department of Dermatology and STI, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev Gupta
House No. B-2, Near Shiv Mandir, MM Medical College Residential Campus, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana 133 203
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.94286

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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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