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May 1932


Author Affiliations

Fifth Annual Session, New Orleans, Nov. 18, 1931; Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(5):949-963. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020979021

HerpesZoster: Pyoderma, Acute. Presented by Dr. T. A. Maxwell, New Orleans.

P. S., a white woman, aged 50, stated that for the two weeks before presentation she had suffered from pain in the thigh and sacrum. This was followed by a vesiculopustular eruption grouped in a linear strip over the left thigh and extending to the upper third part of the leg.


Dr.Oliver S. Ormsby, Chicago: The patient had lesions that resembled herpes zoster on one side. There is a point I wish to emphasize about zoster that I have found to be of diagnostic value. True herpes zoster always has, in the early stages, an associated glandular involvement which is an important corroborative symptom. For example, when there is a localized herpetic eruption not typical of zoster situated on the foot, leg or elsewhere, if an accompanying painful gland is found, it would aid

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