歯痛や歯周病症状を初発症状とした顔面領域の帯状疱疹の3例 [in Japanese] Three cases of herpes zoster of the facial region with toothache or periodontal disease as initial symptoms [in Japanese]
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We describe three patients (1 man and 2 women; age, 28 to 83 years) with herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve that developed after dental treatment. The patients presented with toothache or periodontal disease as initial symptoms. Ten cases of herpes zoster occurring after dental treatment, have been reported previously. The initial symptom was toothache or periodontal tissue discomfort in most cases, and the age of the patients ranged from 7 to 73 years. Symptoms of herpes zoster appeared within 2 days after dental treatment in half of the patients. Although the relation between dental treatment and the occurrence of herpes zoster is unclear, we should include herpes zoster in the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with toothache or periodontal tissue discomfort.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 52(10), 551-555, 2006-10-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons