Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Herpes zoster


A 24-year-old man suffered a painful vesicular rash involving the left side of the chest of 5 days duration. One day before, the rash was preceded by severe left- sided chest pain with burning sensation. On examination, a classical zosteriform vesicular rash on erythematous background  involving T3-T4 dermatomes was seen.