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Unformatted text preview: changes limited to a dermatome Later the rash becomes vesicular and forms small blisters filled with a serous exudate 3-7 days after the vesicles form, they begin to scab The scab should fall away within 14 days but should not be pulled away as this may leave scaring Occasionally the underlying skin will retain a degree of scaring and pigmentation Herpes zoster may have additional symptoms, depending on the dermatome involved. Herpes zoster ophthalmicus involves the orbit of the eye and occurs in approximately 1025% of cases. It is caused by the virus reactivating in the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. In a few patients, symptoms may include conjunctivitis, keratitis, uveitis, and optic nerve palsies that can sometimes cause chronic ocular inflammation, loss of vision, and debilitating pain....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10