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Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in a Patient with Breast Cancer

By Kwang Ho Yoo, Ju Hee Park, Beom Joon Kim, Myeung Nam Kim and Kye Yong Song

Abstract

The skin lesion of herpes zoster is classically limited to a single dermatome, and most cases of multi-dermatomal herpes zoster have contiguous skin lesions. Noncontigous multi-dermatomal herpes zoster is very rare in both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed persons. The phenomenon of zoster occurring in two non-contiguous dermatomes has been referred to as zoster duplex unilateralis or bilateralis. We report here on a case of herpes zoster duplex bilateralis in a 49-year-old woman who had previously received chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Korean Cancer Association
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2699098
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