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Herpes Zoster involving Trigeminal Nerve

Rohit B Gadda, Neha Patil, Rohini Salvi

Citation Information : Gadda RB, Patil N, Salvi R. Herpes Zoster involving Trigeminal Nerve. J Contemp Dent 2012; 2 (1):50-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-2-1-50

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Herpes zoster is a common acute viral infection caused by reactivation of Varicella-Zoster virus. Acute pain of herpes zoster lowers the quality of life and interferes with day to day activities. We report a case of herpes zoster in a 68 year old, healthy male patient in which the prodromal symptoms started as toothache. This case highlights the importance of a thorough dental history and examination in patients with toothache.

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