Herpes zoster radiculopathy treated with fluoroscopically-guided selective nerve root injection.

@article{Conliffe2009HerpesZR,
  title={Herpes zoster radiculopathy treated with fluoroscopically-guided selective nerve root injection.},
  author={Theodore D Conliffe and Madhuri Dholakia and Zach Broyer},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={851-3}
}
BACKGROUND Varicella-zoster virus, a member of the herpes virus family, is a neurotrophic virus that primarily affects afferent sensory neurons. Reactivation of latent virus within the dorsal root ganglion and axoplasmic transport to epithelial nerve terminals causes the segmental cutaneous rash and neuralgic pain characteristic of herpes zoster. SETTING Outpatient orthopedic practice. CASE DESCRIPTION A 75-year-old male developed a herpetic rash followed by burning pain in the right L5… CONTINUE READING
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