Oral sores: a rare presentation of Herpes zoster

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

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.

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Author Biographies

Sunder Nagakeerthana, Department of Dermatology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry
Department of Dermatology. Post graduate
Murugaiyan Rangaraj, Department of Dermatology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry
Department of Dermatology. assistant professor
Published
2016-09-19
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Keywords:
Herpes zoster, oral sores, ulcers, Tzanck smear.
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Nagakeerthana, S., & Rangaraj, M. (2016). Oral sores: a rare presentation of Herpes zoster. Geriatric Care, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gc.2016.5964