PRACTICE: CLINICAL IMAGES. Sacral herpes zoster presenting as sciatica

Min-Hsiang Hung; Jinn-Rung Kuo; Kuo-Feng Huang; Wen-Ching Wang
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE534
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the presentation of sacral herpes zoster as sciatica. It highlights the case of a 70-year-old man, who was admitted to the hospital due to multiple injuries from a traffic collision. It mentions that thirty days following his admission, several erythematous plaques with vesicles developed on his right buttock and posterior aspect of right legs. It further reveals the significant contribution of trauma to the reactivation of herpes zoster.


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