Herpes zoster ophthalmicus mimicking carotid artery dissection

A case report

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Abstract

Herpes zoster is a common vital illness presenting with vesicular eruptions which are usually preceded by pain, erythema, and tenderness in a dermatomal distribution. The ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve is commonly involved (herpes zoster ophthalmicus). Early diagnosis before eruption of vesicles can be difficult and symptoms may be confused with other neurologic disorders. We present a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus who presented with face and neck pain associated with visual symptoms mimicking carotid artery dissection. Atypical presentation and benefits of early antiviral treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-664
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

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Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Carotid Arteries
Dissection
Facial Pain
Trigeminal Nerve
Neck Pain
Herpes Zoster
Erythema
Nervous System Diseases
Antiviral Agents
Early Diagnosis
Pain
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Acyclovir
  • Facial pain
  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus mimicking carotid artery dissection : A case report. / Verghese, Joe; Kachroo, Arun; Sparr, Steven A.

In: Headache, Vol. 37, No. 10, 11.1997, p. 663-664.

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