Facial herpes zoster following rhinoplasty: A rare complication
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CitationÇelik, H., Hancı, M. ve Karacaoğlan, N. (2019). Facial herpes zoster following rhinoplasty: A rare complication. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 39(1), NP1-NP3. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjx225
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the causative agent of varicella and herpes zoster infections.1 It manifests in a fever, fatigue, and rashes on the skin. The virus remains latent in neuronal cells after infection and can reactivate later, causing herpes zoster disease, which presents as a painful rash.1 In most cases, the herpes zoster condition occurs suddenly and unexpectedly.2 After short prodromal evacuation, groups of herpetiform vesicles are seen in a unilateral band along the line of a peripheral nerve.1 The most common symptoms are pain, dysesthesia, and paresthesia. Risk factors for herpes zoster infection include advanced age and immune insufficiency.