What are the forms of herpes zoster?

Updated: Feb 11, 2021
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Other forms of include the following:

  • Herpes zoster of maxillary branch of cranial nerve (CN) V

  • Herpes zoster of mandibular branch of CN V

  • Herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome)

  • Glossopharyngeal and vagal herpes zoster

  • Herpes occipitocollaris (vertebral nerves C2 and C3 involvement)

  • Herpes zoster encephalomyelitis

  • Disseminated herpes zoster

  • Unilateral herpes zoster involving multiple dermatomes

  • Recurrent herpes zoster

  • Herpes zoster involving urinary bladder, bronchi, pleural spaces, or gastrointestinal tract

  • Herpes zoster with motor complications

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.

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