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Sacral (S1) herpes zoster

Authors Chiriac A, Chiriac AE, Naznean A, Moldovan C, Podoleanu C, Stolnicu S

Received 21 December 2018

Accepted for publication 10 April 2019

Published 10 May 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 1475—1477

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S199124

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Michael A Überall


Anca Chiriac,1–3 Anca E Chiriac,4 Adrian Naznean,5 Cosmin Moldovan,6 Cristian Podoleanu,7 Simona Stolnicu8

1The Department of Dermato-Physiology, Apollonia University, Iaşi, Romania; 2Department of Dermatology, Nicolina Medical Center, Iaşi, Romania; 3“P. Poni’’ Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaşi, Romania; 4Department of Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy " Grigore T Popa", Iaşi, Romania; 5The Department of Foreign Languages, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș, Tîrgu Mureș, , Romania; 6The Department of Applied Simulation in Medicine, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș, Tîrgu Mureș, Romania; 7The Department of Cardiology, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș, Tîrgu Mureș, Romania; 8The Department of Pathology, The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tîrgu Mureș, Tîrgu Mureș, Romania

Abstract: Herpes zoster usually affects the thoracic and lumbar vertebra (T3–L3), while sacral herpes zoster has been very rarely reported. We present a very rare case of herpes zoster involving S1 dermatome in a 35-year-old healthy man who presented aching pain and typical herpes zoster eruption on the lateral aspect of the calcaneus, lateral plantar area and dorsal aspect of digits III and IV.

Keywords: herpes zoster, S1, pain, sacral zoster


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