Back to Journals » International Medical Case Reports Journal » Volume 1

Herpes zoster in the T1 dermatome presenting with Horner’s syndrome, radicular weakness, and postherpetic neuralgia

Authors Tobin WO, Spencer BR, Demaerschalk BM

Published 8 October 2008 Volume 2008:1 Pages 1—2

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S4008

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 3

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

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]