Herpes zoster on the face in the elderly.

  title={Herpes zoster on the face in the elderly.},
  author={Preeti P. Nair and Harshkant P. Gharote and Pooja Singh and Palak Jain-Choudhary},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
Herpes zoster is a localised disease caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus that enters the cutaneous nerve endings during an earlier episode of chicken pox, travels to the dorsal root ganglia, and remains in latent form. The condition is characterised by occurrence of multiple, painful, unilateral vesicles and ulceration, and shows a typical… CONTINUE READING