Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 180, Issue 2, pp 603–604 | Cite as

Monoparesis secondary to herpes zoster

  • S. Bilal
  • M. Iqbal
  • B. O’Moore
  • J. Alam
  • A. Suliman
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Abstract

We describe a 90-year-old woman with right upper limb monoparesis secondary to varicella zoster virus infection as a result of extensive inflammatory involvement of the entire brachial plexus at root level. To our knowledge, this is the first report of entire brachial plexus involvement in a living patient of such advanced age. Despite a delay in presentation and thus initiation of treatment, a favourable clinical response was observed.

Keywords

Herpes zoster Monoparesis EMG Acyclovir Steroids 

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© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bilal
    • 1
  • M. Iqbal
    • 2
  • B. O’Moore
    • 2
  • J. Alam
    • 1
  • A. Suliman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineLouth County HospitalDundalkIreland
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyMater Misercordiae University HospitalDublinIreland

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