Post Herpetic C8 Myotomal Paresis


Ozmen T., GÜNDOĞDU Ö. L. , DOĞU O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.117-118, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.35492
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-118

Abstract

Herpes zoster is a neurocutaneus infection of latent varicella-zoster virus. It occurs by the reactivation of virus in sensory ganglia and causes pain and rash in related dermatome. Although it is a disease of sensory ganglia, myotomal paresis can develop. Motor involvement generally affects cranial nerves but motor palsies of spinal roots are uncommon. We present a patient with postherpetic spinal segmental paralysis, which developed after a rash on the right upper extremity had resolved.