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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 13(1); 2011 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2011; 13(1): 64-67.
A Case of Polyradiculomyelitis Associated With Herpes Zoster
Doo Hyun Kim, and Min Su Park
Copyright © 2011 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Shingles is a latent viral infection of the sensory ganglia. It can be accompanied by a variety of neurologic complications,including polyradiculitis and myelitis. A 66-year-old man with diabetes mellitus presented with progressive weakness, hypethesiaand neuralgic pain in his right arm after herpes zoster infection in right C5 dermatome. He was diagnosed with zosterpolyradiculomyelitis and treated with intravenous acyclovir and corticosteroid. It is a rare case of zoster neurologic complication inspite of oral acyclovir treatment.
Key words: Herpes zoster, Polyradiculitis, Myelitis
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