Multiple Cranial Neuropathies Involvement in Varicella Zoster Virus Infections.
J Islamabad Med Dent Coll Jan ;7(4):304-6.
Unlike the children, Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) rarely cause disseminated infection of the CNS except those who have immunocompromised state in the form of HIV infection or using immunosuppressents. However, it may cause focal root infection in the form of shingles and rarely as an involvement of the cranial nerves. Infection involving the multiple cranial nerves has been observed only in some case reports. It is usually a self-limiting disease however early diagnosis and timely treatment may help in quick recovery. We are reporting an interesting case of VZV infection having typical rash and multiple cranial neuropathies.Key Words: Immunocompromised, Meningoencephalitis, Postherpetic neuralgia, Radiculopathy, Rash
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