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|Title:||Cerebral infarction following thoracic herpes zoster.|
|Citation:||The Australasian journal of dermatology 1993; 34(3): 113-4|
|Abstract:||To present a case of cerebral infarction following thoracic herpes zoster presenting as Gerstmann's syndrome. A 61 year old male developed herpes zoster of T 1-2 dermatomes. Four months later he developed a confusional state together with expressive aphasia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and finger agnosia with no long tract signs. CT scan of head showed recent infarction of this left parietal lobe. He received a five day course of acyclovir 800 mg four times daily and showed slow but steady improvement. Herpes zoster is uncommonly followed by cerebral infarction. Acyclovir may have a role in therapy of this complication.|
|Click to open PubMed article:||https://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8080412|
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|Journal title:||The Australasian journal of dermatology|
|Appears in Collections:||(a) NT Health Research Collection|
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