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Oral sores: a rare presentation of Herpes zoster

Sunder Nagakeerthana, Murugaiyan Rangaraj
  • Sunder Nagakeerthana
    Department of Dermatology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  • Murugaiyan Rangaraj
    Department of Dermatology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India | rangaraj06@gmail.com

Abstract

Herpes zoster is one of the common dermatological diseases in elderly. It is clinically diagnosed by the presence of vesicles in a zosteriform pattern, appearing along one or two dermatomes. We report a rare presentation of herpes zoster occurring over hard palate. Early recognition of such rare presentations of Herpes zoster and treatment with antivirals at the appropriate time is the most essential step required to decrease the morbidity.

Keywords

Herpes zoster; oral sores; ulcers; Tzanck smear.

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Published: 2016-09-19 17:52:21
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