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Abdominal-wall postherpetic pseudohernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16770518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herpes zoster affects 10-20% of the general population. Motor complications sometimes occur in the segments corresponding to the involved sensory dermatomes causing abdominal wall pseudohernias. We present a case of a 57-year-old woman with herpes zoster characteristical rash following T11-T12 right dermatomes. Ten days after dermatologic manifestations onset, she had developed a protrusion at the abdominal wall on the right flank. The electroneuromyography confirmed axonal motor commitment, and morphological defects were ruled out by ultrasonography. The bulge totally disappeared after 4 months of observation. Postherpetic pseudohernia must be suspected when a patient develops signs and symptoms of motor dysfunction that coincide with or follow a herpes zoster eruption resulting in abdominal-wall herniation. A review of the literature concerning these extremely exceptional sequelae of herpes zoster is presented.
Pedro Dantas Oliveira; Paulo Vicente dos Santos Filho; João Eduardo Marques Tavares de Menezes Ettinger; Isabel Cristina Dantas Oliveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1265-4906     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-09     Completed Date:  2007-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-6; discussion 293     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hernia, Abdominal / diagnosis*
Herpes Zoster / complications*
Middle Aged

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