The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 535–539 | Cite as

Herpes zoster and chronic active hepatitis

  • Arthur T. Rosenfield
  • Donald R. Schermer
  • J. Michael Gospe
  • Robert A. Hartley
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Summary

Two patients with chronic active hepatitis who developed herpes zoster involving multiple dermatomes are presented. This association has not been noted previously in the literature. It is suggested that chronic active hepatitis may be another of the disorders associated with deficient or altered immune response, and that this may account for the simultaneous occurrence of these two entities.

Keywords

Public Health Immune Response Hepatitis Herpes Zoster Chronic Active Hepatitis 

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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur T. Rosenfield
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donald R. Schermer
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Michael Gospe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert A. Hartley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Department of Internal MedicineDivision of GastroenterologyUSA
  2. 2.the Department of DermatologyUnited States Public Health Service HospitalBaltimore

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