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Herpes zoster presenting as unilateral vasculitis

  • Author(s): Clark, Ashley K
  • Dhossche, Julie
  • Korcheva, Veselina B
  • Keller, Jesse J
  • et al.
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Vasculitis can be a primary disorder or a cutaneous manifestation of a viral infection. The present case describes an atypical localized cutaneous varicella-zoster virus infection inducing a small vessel vasculitis in a patient with multisystem sarcoidosis. Additionally, we discuss the differential diagnoses and treatment options. Varicella-Zoster infection occurs more frequently in immunosuppressed populations and can present with uncharacteristic clinical manifestations complicating the diagnosis as in the present case.

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