Which physical findings are characteristic of herpes zoster of mandibular branch of cranial nerve (CN) V?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

Areas of CN V3 involvement include the side of the head, the external ear and external auditory canal, the lower lip, and a portion of the oral mucosa. As when other branches of CN V are involved, prodromal pain in affected areas can result in incorrect diagnoses.


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