Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster2

Herpes zoster3


         Painful, unilateral, vesiculopustular lesions on a background of erythema involving the lower back, buttock, upper thigh and lower abdomen (suprapubic region) of 4-5 days duration. Two to three days before rash onset it has been preceded by severe burning sensation and pain in the affected areas. It is noteworthy to notice the rash respectability to the midline both anteriorly and posteriorly.