Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of herpes zoster (shingles)?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other conditions that should be considered include the following:

  • Cholecystitis and biliary colic

  • Coxsackievirus infection

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Corneal ulceration and ulcerative keratitis

  • Renal calculi

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Atopic dermatitis

  • Atypical measles

  • Superficial pyoderma

  • Angina

  • Spinal nerve compression

  • Dental infection or abscess

  • Eczema

  • Ménière disease

  • Bell palsy

  • Stroke

  • Abscess

  • Herpangina

  • Furunculosis

  • Leptomeningitis

  • Myelitis

  • Cystitis

  • Syphilis

  • Vestibular neuronitis

  • Malignant and nonmalignant pain syndromes

  • Back pain


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