Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Abdominal Muscle Paralysis in Herpes Zoster

Christian Brosset1*, Hien Quang Nguyen2, Anh Thuc Giang2, Hung Ngoc Nguyen2, Francois Pruvot3 and Tu Do Van4

1Department of Neurology, Hanoi French Hospital, Vietnam 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hanoi French Hospital, Vietnam 3Department of Emergency, Hanoi French Hospital, Vietnam 4Department of Radiology, Hanoi French Hospital, Vietnam

*Correspondance to: Christian Brosset 

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The authors report a case of segmental zoster paresis in a patient with abdominal pain associated with abdominal wall dehiscence. The lack of recognition of this uncommon complication of herpes zoster, which is easy to diagnose, may lead to the multiplication of complementary studies. The prognosis for this complication is good and usually without sequela. The main characteristics of the syndrome are outlined.


Abdominal pseudo hernia; Herpes zoster; Segmental zoster paresis


Brosset C, Nguyen HQ, Giang AT, Nguyen HN, Pruvot F, Van TD. Abdominal Muscle Paralysis in Herpes Zoster. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2219..

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