Herpes zoster (culebrilla) en cuello y mejilla

Esta es una imagen del herpes zoster (culebrilla) en el cuello y en la mejilla. La enfermedad es causada por el mismo virus de la varicela. Cuando el zoster brota, sigue el trayecto de los nervios de la piel. Este patrón de distribución se llama dermatoma (ver imagen de "dermatomas").Herpes zoster (culebrilla) en cuello y mejilla

Revision

Last reviewed 6/6/2013 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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