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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Abstract

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
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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