Korean J Dermatol.  2006 Dec;44(12):1460-1463.

A Case of Bilateral Recurrent Herpes Zoster in Multiple Myeloma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Korea.
  • 2Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Jinju, Korea. jaymax1@dreamwiz.com

Abstract

Recurrent herpes zoster is rare and may be associated with various immunocompromised states. A 54-year-old woman who had previously been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, presented with severely-painful, grouped vesicles on the upper part of her right trunk area (T5-T7 dermatomes). Seven months before, she had been treated for herpes zoster on the left side of the lower trunk area (T10 dermatome). We report a case of recurrent herpes zoster which occurred bilaterally in a patient with multiple myeloma. The patient was treated successfully with famciclovir.

Keyword

Bilateral recurrent herpes zoster; Multiple myeloma
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