Zosteriform cutaneous metastases

A case report and brief review of literature

Raghavendra Rao, C. Balachandran, Lakshmi Rao

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Abstract

A 56-year-old woman presented with painful erythematous, papulo-nodular lesions on the left side of the trunk in a dermatomal distribution of two-weeks duration. She had earlier undergone surgery for breast carcinoma and was receiving palliative chemo-radiotherapy, when seen by us. A diagnosis of zosteriform cutaneous metastases was made and biopsy was done from the representative lesion which showed chords and sheets of malignant cells. Majority of these cases in the past have been misdiagnosed as herpes zoster and were treated with antiviral drugs. Metastatic diseases should be considered in the differential diagnosis of zosteriform rash in elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2010

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Herpes Zoster
Neoplasm Metastasis
Skin
Exanthema
Diagnostic Errors
Antiviral Agents
Differential Diagnosis
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Biopsy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 76, No. 4, 01.07.2010.

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