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Shingles Lesions (Varicella Zoster, Trigeminal/Mandibular) | by brownpau
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Shingles Lesions (Varicella Zoster, Trigeminal/Mandibular)

Herpes zoster lesions, trigeminal nerve, mandibular branch (CN V3), left side.


Subject is a 33 year old Asian male whose immune system was temporarily weakened by travel stress and jet lag.


First symptoms manifested were trigeminal neuralgia, left side only, followed two days later by herpetic vesicles on lower lip and chin, then cheek, external ear and auditory canal, and scalp around ear.


These photos of erupting herpetic vesicles were taken one week into involvement.

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Uploaded on September 23, 2010