Cervical (C2) herpes zoster infection followed by pontine infarction

J. T. Patrick*, E. Russell, J. Meyer, J. Biller, J. L. Saver

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This article reports a man who had herpes varicella zoster cervicalis with delayed stroke in the posterior circulation. Empiric treatment was acyclovir, methylprednisolone, and aspirin. Pontine infarction involving migration of the virus via cervicovascular innervation from C2 dorsal root ganglia to the vertebrobasilar circulation with attendant angiitis/angiopathy and thrombosis is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-193
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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