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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244

Spontaneous tooth exfoliation after trigeminal herpes zoster: A case series of an uncommon complication


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dental and Oral Health, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh, India

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Vikram K Mahajan
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Kangra (Tanda) 176 001, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.110878

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The most significant and debilitating complication of herpes zoster (HZ) is herpetic neuralgia that accompanies and may persist in 10-15% of all zoster patients, particularly those over 60 years of age. The described 3 cases had an uncommon complication of spontaneous tooth exfoliation after trigeminal HZ that rarely finds mention in dermatology literature.


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