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Herpes simplex and sciatica

George Panos, Dionysios C Watson, Ioannis Karydis, Dimitrios Velissaris, Marina Andreou, Vasilis Karamouzos, Maria Sargianou, Antonios Masdrakis, Paraskevi Chra, Lavrentios Roussos
BACKGROUND: Acute cauda equina syndrome is an uncommon but significant neurologic presentation due to a variety of underlying diseases. Anatomical compression of nerve roots, usually by a lumbar disk hernia is a common cause in the general population, while inflammatory, neoplastic, and ischemic causes have also been recognized. Among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, infectious causes are encountered more frequently, the most prevalent of which are: cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus 1/2, varicella zoster virus, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections...
June 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
A F Nikkels, G E Piérard
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 (HSV-1) infection of the tongue commonly accompanies acute primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. However, recurrent infection of the tongue is exceptional and is restricted to immunocompromised individuals. A 57-year-old man with corticosteroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sciatica presented with a chronic median glossitis due to HSV-1. The main clinical and histological feature was massive necrosis of the entire mucosa. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated a considerable amount of HSV gB, gC and gD envelope glycoproteins dispersed in the chorion...
February 1999: British Journal of Dermatology
D A Fisher
Seven patients with recurrent herpes simplex and sciatic neuralgia are presented. All were premenopausal women, and six had premenstrual onset. Amantadine hydrochloride taken at the first sign and symptoms of herpes simplex vesiculation prevented or aborted neuralgia in the six patients given this medication. Recognition of the herpes simplex sciatica syndrome is important because the signs and symptoms associated with this condition may lead to unnecessary myelography. Herpes simplex radiculitis, including herpes simplex sciatica, may occur more frequently than recognized...
May 1982: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
K K Jain
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October 1974: Journal of Neurosurgery
V de la Sayette, F Chapon, F Freymuth, B Lechevalier
A 52-year old man presented with recurrent Herpes simplex of the thigh and buttock of 30 years duration. The skin eruption was preceded by pain and sciatica. Surgical excision of the skin area involved modified the site of recurrence. During an attack, the patient developed severe pain and hypoaesthesia in the left half of his chest. The skin lesions were unmodified, and a type 2 Herpes simplex virus was isolated from a vesicle. A clinical examination performed 5 weeks later showed reduced sensitivity to pin prick in the previously painful D5 to D12 territory...
May 11, 1985: La Presse Médicale
R E Morrison, S A Shatsky, G E Holmes, F H Top, A N Martins
Herpes simplex virus type I was isolated from the CSF of a patient with atypical lumbosacral pain. The features of this case are unusual and important in light of the current understanding of herpes-simplex-virus-associated neurologic disease.
January 26, 1979: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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