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March 1979

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus-Reply

Author Affiliations

Neurology Service Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital Nashville, TN 37203

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(3):179. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500390097016

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In Reply.—  We did not intend to imply that cerebral angiography was contraindicated in this clinical situation; for every patient the physician must weigh the risks vs the benefits of this diagnostic procedure. One of the risks is a malpractice claim. We would appreciate Dr Vincent as an expert witness in the half-million dollar suit that has resulted from the angiographic reaction described in our report.

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