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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Herpes zoster laryngitis


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Prof. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS&SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_10_20

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Herpes zoster infection is due to reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus. It is often seen in persons with impaired immunity or stress and characterized by one-side herpetic vesicular eruptions and neuralgia. A 45-year-old male presented with sore throat, hiccups, voice changes, and dry cough. Laryngeal examinations showed edema and eruptions over the left side of the larynx. He had herpetic vesicles over the left concha and external auditory canal. Elevated complement fixation titer confirmed the diagnosis of the herpes zoster. The patient was treated with acyclovir and steroid. Patients improved symptomatically after 10 days of treatment. This clinical condition should be kept in mind when the patient will present with unilateral sore throat, voice changes, and hiccups.


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