Which physical findings suggest zoster multiplex?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Shingles may appear in multiple dermatomes, both contiguous and noncontiguous, on either side of the body.

They are more common in individuals who are immunocompromised.

Terminology depends on the number of involved dermatomes and on whether the condition is unilateral or bilateral. For example, zoster duplex unilateralis refers to the involvement of 2 unilateral dermatomes. Cases of zoster simultaneously occurring in 7 noncontiguous dermatomes have been reported.

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