Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in Immuno-Competent Patients: Report of Two Cases WR01-WR03
Dr. Atul Vijay,
Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Skin & VD, Jhalawar Medical College and Hospital,
Jhalawar â€“ 326001, Rajasthan, India.
Herpes Zoster is a common viral disorder, occurs due to reactivation of latent Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) usually in adults or elderly patients, usually confined to a single dermatome. Herpes zoster duplex is a rare but well established entity which is simultaneous, occurring of herpes zoster at two different non contiguous dermatomes, can be unilateralis or bilateralis. Here we are reporting two cases of herpes zoster duplex bilateralis, in case-1 lesions occurs in two different distant dermatomes while in case-2 it appeared in a single dermatome but both sides were involved. Both the patients were healthy immuno-competent male.