The clinical manifestations of HZ are usually distinctive and characterized by painful vesicular rash appearing in a unilateral, dermatomal distribution
8) Herpes zoster is heralded by a sensation of tingling and burning in a unilateral dermatomal distribution
accompanied by fever, chills, headache, stomachache, and/or malaise.
She reported decreased sensation over the tips of her fingers on the affected hand without specific dermatomal distribution
Herpes zoster is a common disease of the dorsal root ganglia and sensory nerve fibers clinically characterized by unilateral painful vesicular eruption of the skin in a dermatomal distribution
Herpes zoster was diagnosed clinically based on the presence of tense, grouped, vesiculobullous lesions on an erythematous base, unilaterally in a dermatomal distribution
A dermatomal distribution
would suggest herpes zoster.
Physical examination demonstrated purple-black tender toes, bluish feet, cold up to both knees and decreased sensation to touch bilaterally without dermatomal distribution
1] Chickenpox is associated with a widespread vesicular exanthema that occurs without respect to dermatomal distribution
(Figure 1) and has been well recognized by parents and pediatricians alike for more than 100 years.
And 85% of the patients had strict dermatomal distribution
, but 15% had vesicles beyond the dermatome.
Happle12 believes that many of cases reported as zosteriform LP do not have dermatomal distribution
and they are indeed BILP.