AffiliationDepartment of Internal Medicine, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
MeSHAged, 80 and over
Herpesvirus 3, Human
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CitationMonoparesis secondary to herpes zoster. 2011, 180 (2):603-4 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractWe describe a 90-year-old woman with right upper limb monoparesis secondary to varicella zoster virus infection as a result of extensive inflammatory involvement of the entire brachial plexus at root level. To our knowledge, this is the first report of entire brachial plexus involvement in a living patient of such advanced age. Despite a delay in presentation and thus initiation of treatment, a favourable clinical response was observed.