In a patient with chronic lymphatic leukemia and disseminated herpes zoster, an exacerbation of herpetic vesicles developed on the skin corresponding to a portal of irradiation, despite clearing of other lesions. A similar case has not been previously reported. Attention is called to the possible morbidity of radiation therapy in such a patient.
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