|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 340-342
Postherpetic neuralgia and varicella-zoster virus
Jamir Pitton Rissardo, Ana Letícia Fornari Caprara
Department of Medicine, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
|Date of Submission||31-May-2020|
|Date of Decision||09-Jun-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||30-Jun-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Oct-2020|
Dr. Jamir Pitton Rissardo
Rua Roraima, 1000, Santa Maria, Rio Grande Do Sul
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Rissardo JP, Caprara AL. Postherpetic neuralgia and varicella-zoster virus. Curr Med Issues 2020;18:340-2
| Case Scenario|| |
A 19-year-old male presenting with a persistent localized pain in his right shoulder was admitted to our hospital. He reported that the symptom started within 3 months ago when he had a rash with unilateral distribution of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base [Figure 1]a that recovered after 2 weeks [Figure 1]b. He was previously healthy, and his family history was unremarkable and negative for neurological disorders. He stated that he had an episode of varicella (chickenpox) when he was a child. On neurological examination, allodynia and hypersensitivity were observed on his right shoulder.
| Questions|| |
- What are the findings in [Figure 1]?
- What is the most likely diagnosis taking into account this clinical scenario?
- What is the treatment of this condition?
- What is the differential diagnosis of a vesicular rash?
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