SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184--186

Herpes zoster manifesting as isolated oral thin leukoplakia in an immunocompetent host


Krishnendu Mondal1, Rupali Mandal1, Badal Chandra Sarkar2 
1 Department of Pathology, Sonoscan Healthcare, Malda, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Krishnendu Mondal
c/o Barendra Nath Mondal, Fularhat, P.O. and P.S. Sonarpur, South 24 Parganas - 700 150, West Bengal
India

Herpes zoster (HZ) has long been considered as a disease of immunocompromised elders. It is usually caused by the revitalized varicella; remaining dormant within the sensory ganglia of sacral dermatomes since an early childhood stint at chickenpox. Trigeminal nerve is rather uncommonly infested. Characteristic zoster lesions appear as unilateral mucocutaneous vesiculobullous rashes, preceded by intense radiating neuralgic pain for few days. This article emphasizes on an immunocompetent man, in his early sixties, presenting with two painful leukoplakic patches over buccal mucosa as the sole manifestation of HZ.


How to cite this article:
Mondal K, Mandal R, Sarkar BC. Herpes zoster manifesting as isolated oral thin leukoplakia in an immunocompetent host.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2016;7:184-186


How to cite this URL:
Mondal K, Mandal R, Sarkar BC. Herpes zoster manifesting as isolated oral thin leukoplakia in an immunocompetent host. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 24 ];7:184-186
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