John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Segmental zoster abdominal paresis (zoster pseudohernia) preceding a skin rash Volume 27, numéro 5, September-October 2017


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Department of Dermatology,
Gangnam Severance Hospital,
Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine,
Seoul, Korea

While neuralgia is commonly associated with herpes zoster (HZ), motor complications, including segmental zoster paresis, are relatively rare. One report found motor involvement in 61 of 1,210 (5%) HZ patients, and only two (0.2%) of these patients had a pseudohernia caused by abdominal wall paresis [1].A 57-year-old man presented to the dermatology clinic with crusted erythematous macules on a bulge on his left flank (figure 1A, B). Approximately two weeks earlier, he developed a dull squeezing [...]