• Medicine
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    The Journal of tropical…
    1976

Lactation associated with herpes zoster pectoralis.

@article{Bhattacharya1976LactationAW,
  title={Lactation associated with herpes zoster pectoralis.},
  author={Shyamal Kumar Bhattacharya and H S Girgla},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1976},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={
          94-6
        }
}
The phenomenon of lactation associated with herpes zoster is unexpected. To our knowledge such an association has been reported only once. A case is reported in whom spontaneous lactation occurred in the ipsilateral breast following herpes zoster. It is believed to have resulted from stimulation of the intercostal nerve endings supplying the overlying skin of the breast. 

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