Diagnosis: Herpes Zoster Thoracalis VI Dextr., Occurring in a Patient with Morbus Paget and Adenocarcinoma of the Right Breast. Presented by Dr. Leo Schweich.
The patient: a white woman, 71 years of age. Duration; (a) 2 weeks, (b) 2 years (at time of first examination); location; right side of chest.History: Inflammation and "rash" around the right nipple, first noticed approximately two and one-half to three years ago, followed by the appearance of a "growth" about one year ago. Painful skin eruption appeared two weeks prior to 1st visit.Description: (a) An almost half-dollar-piece sized, sharply circumscribed, erythematous, scaly, infiltrated patch involved the right nipple and contiguous areola.(b) In the lower and medial quadrant of the above lesion, there is an over-cherry-sized, moist, infiltrating, fungating tumor. The axillary glands were palpable.(c) A strictly unilateral, bandlike eruption is located on the right side of the chest (6th thoracic dermatome), extending
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