Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Shingles?

William James, MD; Camila K. Janniger, MD


March 09, 2017

Classic physical findings of herpes zoster include painful grouped herpetiform vesicles on an erythematous base confined to the cutaneous surface innervated by a sensory nerve. Typically the condition affects a single dermatome, most commonly a thoracic dermatome, on one side of the body. Regional lymphadenopathy may be present.

For more on the clinical presentation of herpes zoster, read here.


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