Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 769--771

Herpes zoster infection: Report of a treated case


Kotya Naik Maloth1, K Vinay Kumar Reddy1, Srikanth Kodangal1, Kesidi Sunitha1, Nagajyothi Meka2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Khammam, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. Hedgewar Smruti Runga Seva Mandals Dental College and Hospital, Hingoli, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Kotya Naik Maloth
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mamata Dental College and Hospital, Giriprasad Nagar, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
India

Herpes zoster (HZ) is an acute infectious viral disease result from reactivation of the DNA varicella-zoster virus, which occurs more frequently among older adults and immunocompromised persons. The most common complication of HZ is postherpetic neuralgia, a chronic often debilitating pain condition that can last months or even years. Deaths attributable to zoster are common among immunocompromised persons. Prompt treatment with the antiviral drugs, corticosteroids and analgesics decrease the severity and duration of acute pain from HZ. Here, we report a treated case of HZ in 35-year-old male involving all three branches of the trigeminal nerve without any complication.


How to cite this article:
Maloth KN, Reddy K V, Kodangal S, Sunitha K, Meka N. Herpes zoster infection: Report of a treated case.Med J DY Patil Univ 2015;8:769-771


How to cite this URL:
Maloth KN, Reddy K V, Kodangal S, Sunitha K, Meka N. Herpes zoster infection: Report of a treated case. Med J DY Patil Univ [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];8:769-771
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