Herpes zoster (HZ) is an acute, neurocutaneous, self-limiting viral infection caused by the reactivation of the Varicella zoster virus (VZV) that remains latent in the dorsal root ganglion. About 50% of occurrence is seen in older age groups and immunocompromised patients. Less than 5% occur in children. Herpes zoster is characterized by unilateral pain, burning, and tingling sensation followed by vesicular eruptions limited to the single dermatome that are innervated by the single cranial ganglion. Sometimes it leads to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). We report a case of HZ in a 49-year-old young female involving the left maxillary and mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve along with PHN.

Keywords: Fifth cranial nerve, Varicella zoster virus, Viral infection.

How to cite this article: Gupta M, Chauhan SP, Sabir H, Sachdeva S, Adil HA. Herpes Zoster with Postherpetic Neuralgia involving the Left Maxillary and Mandibular Branch of Trigeminal Nerve. Int J Oral Care Res 2017;5(3):383-387.

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