Viral infections of the CNS with special emphasis on herpes simplex infections
- Erich Schmutzhard
- Journal of Neurology
Varicella-zoster (VZ) virus is a rare cause of CNS angiitis, which commonly presents as herpes zoster ophthalmicus with contralateral hemiplegia due to hemispheric infarction. We report the first case of VZ-angiitis with infarction in the ventral pons, following cervical herpes zoster.