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Herpes zoster might be an indicator for latent COVID 19 infection.
Elsaie, Mohamed L; Youssef, Eman A; Nada, Hesham A.
  • Elsaie ML; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt.
  • Youssef EA; Department of Clinical Pathology, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
  • Nada HA; Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
Dermatol Ther ; 33(4): e13666, 2020 Jul.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-343270
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ABSTRACT
Various cutaneous manifestations have been observed in patients with COVID-19 infection. Herpes zoster is a viral skin disease caused by varicella zoster that remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of cutaneous nerves following a primary chicken pox infection. In this report, we describe two cases COVID infection who first presented with herpes zoster. We are here by suggesting that the clinical presentation of HZ at the time of the current pandemic even in patients giving mild or no suggestive history of upper respiratory symptoms should be considered as an alarming sign for a recent subclinical SARS CoV2 infection.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Coronavirus Infections / Herpes Zoster Type of study: Case report / Diagnostic study / Prognostic study Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Dermatol Ther Journal subject: Dermatology Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Dth.13666

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Pneumonia, Viral / Coronavirus Infections / Herpes Zoster Type of study: Case report / Diagnostic study / Prognostic study Limits: Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Language: English Journal: Dermatol Ther Journal subject: Dermatology Year: 2020 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Dth.13666