Herpes Zoster Induced Alveolar Bone Necrosis in Immunocompromised Patients; Two Case Reports

Gholami, Mahdi and Shahakbari, Reza and Abdolahpour, Somayeh and Hatami, Masoud and Roshanmir, Azam (2016) Herpes Zoster Induced Alveolar Bone Necrosis in Immunocompromised Patients; Two Case Reports. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 28 (5). pp. 369-373.

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Abstract

Introduction: Herpes zoster Infection (HZI) is a viral disease with painful skin rashes and blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a strip. Osteonecrosis with spontaneous exfoliation of teeth in association with HZI of the mandibular nerve is a rare phenomenon. In this report, such an unusual complication of HZI is presented. Case Report: The clinical course of a 53-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man with HZI associated with alveolar bone necrosis and tooth exfoliation were reviewed in order to develop a patient profile for this rare combination of physical findings. Conclusion: In immunocompromised patients, the clinicians should consider HZI as a possible cause of tooth mobility, exfoliation, and alveolar osteonecrosis, which needs early intervention to prevent secondary complications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 15:05
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3381

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