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Herpes zoster in the T1 dermatome presenting with Horner’s syndrome, radicular weakness, and postherpetic neuralgia
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Authors: W Oliver Tobin, Byron R Spencer, Bart M Demaerschalk
Published Date October 2008
Volume 2008:1 Pages 1 - 2
W Oliver Tobin1, Byron R Spencer2, Bart M Demaerschalk2
1Department of Neurology, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Ireland; 2Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, USA
Abstract: Herpes zoster is caused by varicella zoster virus infection involving the dorsal root ganglia of spinal nerve roots. This common problem can be associated with multiple neurological abnormalities. We present a case of Herpes zoster affecting the T1 dermatome associated with ipsilateral Horner’s syndrome and radicular weakness.
Keywords: Herpes zoster, Horner’s syndrome, spinal ganglia, postherpetic neuralgia, spinal nerve roots
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