Peripheral Vascular Spasm as a Prodrome of Herpes Zoster
A case of severe vascular spasm involving the major arterial circulation of the lower extremity has been reported. The unusual feature of this case is the fact that the arterial spasm apparently was a prodrome of herpes zoster, the cutaneous manifestations of which appeared 72 hours after the onset of vasospasm. Response of the vasospastic symptoms to non-operative therapy was good; the herpes zoster required roentgen therapy for relief.
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