Herpes zoster presenting as unilateral vasculitis

Ashley K. Clark, Julie Dhossche, Veselina Korcheva, Jesse J. Keller

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Vasculitis can be a primary disorder or a cutaneous manifestation of a viral infection. The present case describes an atypical localized cutaneous varicella-zoster virus infection inducing a small vessel vasculitis in a patient with multisystem sarcoidosis. Additionally, we discuss the differential diagnoses and treatment options. Varicella-Zoster infection occurs more frequently in immunosuppressed populations and can present with uncharacteristic clinical manifestations complicating the diagnosis as in the present case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Immunosuppression
  • Leg ulcers
  • Secondary vasculitis
  • Varicella zoster infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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