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Title: Cerebral infarction following thoracic herpes zoster.
Authors: Kumar, A
Mollison, L
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Alice Springs Hospital, N.T., Australia..
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: The Australasian journal of dermatology 1993; 34(3): 113-4
Abstract: To present a case of cerebral infarction following thoracic herpes zoster presenting as Gerstmann's syndrome. A 61 year old male developed herpes zoster of T 1-2 dermatomes. Four months later he developed a confusional state together with expressive aphasia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and finger agnosia with no long tract signs. CT scan of head showed recent infarction of this left parietal lobe. He received a five day course of acyclovir 800 mg four times daily and showed slow but steady improvement. Herpes zoster is uncommonly followed by cerebral infarction. Acyclovir may have a role in therapy of this complication.
ISSN: 0004-8380
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Acyclovir
Cerebral Infarction
Gerstmann Syndrome
Herpes Zoster
Middle Aged
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