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Image Number 126 (Herpes Zoster)


Diagnosis: Herpes Zoster

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 74

Type: Clinical

Description: Early redness and vesicles on one side of the back

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Herpes zoster or shingles is a common and distinctive condition with the typical one sided dermatomal distribution.There is preceeding pain before the rash appears.Post herpetic neuralgia is a common complication.Early therapy with antiviral agents such as Acyclovir will settle the condition rapidly.

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