Herpes Zoster, Shingles, Paresis
Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a disease process caused by re-activation of varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia. Most commonly, it presents with burning pain and a characteristic vesicular rash. However neurologic complications may occur, most often including neuralgia, and less commonly paresis. We present a case of post-herpetic paresis in an 86- year- old female.
Stalnaker, Leah Diane and Goebel, MD, Lynne J.
"Post-herpetic Paresis of the Lower Extremity: An Unusual Complication of Shingles,"
Marshall Journal of Medicine:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/mjm/vol2/iss2/8