Abstract: Viral infections in renal transplant patients are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In most cases, the clinical presentation of herpes zoster allows the diagnosis to be made only by history and physical examination. However, patients who are immunosuppressed may have uncommon presentations, and require a high index of suspicion and additional diagnostic testing for proper management. We report a rare presentation of herpes zoster duplex bilateralis involving symmetrical dermatomes over the lower limbs occurring in a woman with a recent history of renal transplantation. The skin lesions were also atypical representing a diagnostic challenge. This infection should be part of differential diagnosis of cutaneous manifestations in organ transplant recipients.
Keywords: herpes zoster; immunosuppression; infection skin disorders in organ transplant recipients
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Gouveia, A.I.; Borges-Costa, J.; Soares-Almeida, L.; Santana, A.; Guerra, J. Atypical Presentation of Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in a Renal Transplanted Patient. Healthcare 2014, 2, 20-26.
Gouveia AI, Borges-Costa J, Soares-Almeida L, Santana A, Guerra J. Atypical Presentation of Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in a Renal Transplanted Patient. Healthcare. 2014; 2(1):20-26.
Gouveia, Ana I.; Borges-Costa, João; Soares-Almeida, Luís; Santana, Alice; Guerra, José. 2014. "Atypical Presentation of Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis in a Renal Transplanted Patient." Healthcare 2, no. 1: 20-26.