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See detailChronic Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis
CASTRONOVO, Charlotte ULg; NIKKELS, Arjen ULg

in Acta Dermato Venereologica (2012)

Although varicella zoster virus latency has been demonstrated in several sensory ganglia, herpes zoster usually effects only one single, either left or right, dermatome in half of the body. In ... [more ▼]

Although varicella zoster virus latency has been demonstrated in several sensory ganglia, herpes zoster usually effects only one single, either left or right, dermatome in half of the body. In immunocompromised patients, more than one contiguous unilateral dermatome may be involved. Bilateral non-contiguous herpes zoster, also termed herpes zoster duplex, is rarely reported. Chronic varicella zoster viurs skin infection is another rare entity encountered in HIV-infected and immunocompromised patients, often associated with aciclovir resistance. We describe here a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, who presented simultaneously non-contiguous bilateral and chronic herpes zoster lasting fore more than 2 months, with resistance to aciclovir. To our knowledge, this is the first report of chronic herpes zoster duplex bilateralis. Physicians should be aware of and recognize the atypical manifestations of varicella zoster virus. [less ▲]

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Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Acta Dermato Venereologica (1998), 78

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See detailActinic granulomas and relapsing polychondritis.
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Henrijean, A.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Acta Dermato Venereologica (1982), 62(6), 531-3

A patient developed concomitantly chondritis of the two auricles, diffuse cutaneous vasculitis and actinic granulomas. Alterations in skin and cartilage were prominent in the elastic tissue. Anticollagen ... [more ▼]

A patient developed concomitantly chondritis of the two auricles, diffuse cutaneous vasculitis and actinic granulomas. Alterations in skin and cartilage were prominent in the elastic tissue. Anticollagen type II antibodies were absent from the serum and there was no deposit of immunoreactants in cartilages. In this form of relapsing polychondritis, the pathomechanism resembles that of diffuse actinic arteritis as proposed by O'Brien. It is concluded that relapsing polychondritis may represent a heterogeneous syndrome with regard to its pathogenesis. [less ▲]

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