Management of Neurologic Diseases

  • Authors: David M. Simpson, MD; Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Reactivation of VZV as herpes zoster or shingles occurs more frequently in HIV-infected patients and may occur at any CD4+ cell count[Vafai 2001]
  • Herpes zoster is characterized by pain and itching, followed by a vesicular rash
  • The trigeminal nerve distribution and the thoracic dermatomes are affected most commonly, although any dermatome may be involved

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