Volume 16, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Autumn 2009)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2009, 16(3): 52-56 | Back to browse issues page

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Assefzadeh M, Ghasemi Barqi R, Bijani B, Naimian S, Shahalli H, Sajadi E. A Case of 72 Diabetic Woman with Zoster Paresis. Avicenna J Clin Med 2009; 16 (3) :52-56
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Introduction: VZV is an exclusively human pathogen. The primary infection typically occurs during childhood and causes varicella. As with other members of the herpes viruses’ family, VZV is noninfectious in its latent form but can reactivate at a later time to form intact virions in the involved sensory neurons. These virions then migrate to the skin through axons, spread from cell to cell, and penetrate the epidermis. Case Report: In this case a 72 years old woman with history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension is reported hospitalized because of urinary retention, weakness and parestesia in the right leg, complicated with vesiculoulcerative lesions in sacral area with distribution to the right buttock and vagina. L.P was done to confirm inflammatory radicopathy that showed aseptic meningitis and therapy started with acyclovir and prednisolone. Patient got well and discharged from the hospital.

Conclusion: Motor weakness in noncranial nerve is one of the zoster complications known as zoster paresis. Weakness begins suddenly 2-3 weeks after rash and progresses to extremities. In this case 3 weeks after rash, nerve complications were observed. We recommend to do paresthesia examination of skin for eruption in all patients presented with paresis.

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