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Post-herpetic Paresis of the Lower Extremity: An Unusual Complication of Shingles
Marshall Journal of Medicine
  • Leah Diane Stalnaker, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
  • Lynne J. Goebel, MD, Marshall University
Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a disease process caused by re-activation of varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia. Most commonly, it presents with burning pain and a characteristic vesicular rash. However neurologic complications may occur, most often including neuralgia, and less commonly paresis. We present a case of post-herpetic paresis in an 86- year- old female.
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Leah Diane Stalnaker and Lynne J. Goebel, MD. "Post-herpetic Paresis of the Lower Extremity: An Unusual Complication of Shingles" p. 27
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