Herpes zoster (culebrilla) en el tórax

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Herpes zoster (culebrilla) en el tórax

Esta es una imagen del herpes zoster (culebrilla) en el tórax. 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 que se observa aquí sigue el trayecto de un dermatoma (ver imagen de "dermatomas"). En esta fotografía se observa claramente la distribución lineal del nervio en la piel.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/30/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and 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, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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