Reactivation of Herpes zoster virus

  • Reactivation of virus spreads along the dermatomal distribution of infected nerves and can occur many years after the initial infection.
Herpres zoster reactivation

Herpres zoster reactivation

 

  • It’s considered benign unless it affects an immunocompromised host or is a reinfection of the V1 branch of the trigeminal nerve with eye/cornea involvement.
The trigeminal nerve supplies feeling and movement to the face. It has three divisions that branch from the trigeminal ganglion: ophthalmic division (V1) provides sensation to the forehead and eye, maxillary division (V2) provides sensation to the cheek, and mandibular division (V3) provides sensation to the jaw

The trigeminal nerve supplies feeling and movement to the face. It has three divisions that branch from the trigeminal ganglion: ophthalmic division (V1) provides sensation to the forehead and eye, maxillary division (V2) provides sensation to the cheek, and mandibular division (V3) provides sensation to the jaw

This is a case of HZO with evident cutaneous involvement of the V1 branch of the trigeminal nerve

This is a case of HZO with evident cutaneous involvement of the V1 branch of the trigeminal nerve

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