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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 229-230
Bioline Code: ni02065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 229-230

 en Disseminated Zoster with Polyneuritis Cranialis and Motor Radiculopathy : Letter to Editor
J. Mehta, V. Mahajan, S. Khanna


Disseminated zoster is defined as zoster involving one dermatome and atleast 20 vesicles outside the primary and immediate adjacent dermatomes. In 10 - 15% cases, cutaneous dissemination of lesions is seen after onset of dermatomal lesions.1 In 1/3rd of these patients, nervous system involvement is seen in the form of cranial nerve palsies or encephalitis. Motor neuropathy, myelits, myositis and delayed cerebral angitis, is rare.2

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