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May 1939

HERPES ZOSTER WITH GENERALIZED ERUPTION: REPORT OF THREE CASES

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

From the Department of Dermatology of the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(5):865-866. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480230075008
Abstract

The comparative rarity in the literature of reports of cases of herpes zoster accompanied with a generalized eruption or with the sequelae of muscular paralyses prompted this report. The designation "herpes zoster with generalized eruption," rather than "herpes zoster generalisatus,'' is used, according to the suggestion of Fasal,1 which avoids the implication that the extensive eruption is necessarily herpes zoster.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  T. T., a well developed and fairly well nourished unemployed white man of 68, noticed a burning and itching sensation on the right side of the head, followed the same day by the appearance of "blisters" in the area supplied by the first and second branches of the right trigeminal nerve. Two days later a generalized discrete vesicular eruption appeared. The following day he was admitted to the St. Louis City Hospital. There was no previous history of a similar eruption. The patient did not

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