herpes zoster

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Related to herpes zoster ophthalmicus: shingles, Herpes Simplex Keratitis

herpes zoster


[New Latin herpēs zōstēr : Latin herpēs, herpes + Greek zōstēr, girdle.]

herpes zoster

(Pathology) a technical name for shingles
[New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle]


(ˈʃɪŋ gəlz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin cingulum (Latin: girdle; compare cincture)]
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Noun1.herpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiaherpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
2.herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus - a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
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Hutchinson's sign as a marker of ocular involvement in HIV-positive patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
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The department of dermatology started acyclovir 800 mg/day with a diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
Orbital apex syndrome associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
Days to weeks after herpes zoster ophthalmicus, patients develop stroke with the onset of hemiplegia contralateral to the zoster.
Of the 40,000 - 60,000 cases of herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurring each year, 50% will have ocular involvement, 16% will demonstrate some form of neurotrophic keratopathy and 15% will develop serious complications.