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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 891618, 4 pages
Case Report

Rare Occurrence of Herpes Zoster of Trigeminal Nerve following Extraction of Tooth

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, C.S.I College of Dental Sciences and Research, Madurai 625001, India
2C.S.I College of Dental Sciences and Research, Madurai 625001, India

Received 10 September 2015; Revised 25 November 2015; Accepted 2 December 2015

Academic Editor: Paolo Giacomo Arduino

Copyright © 2015 A. Winnifred Christy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Herpes Zoster also known as Shingles is an acute viral infection which is an extremely painful and incapacitating ailment. It results from the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. The triggering factors for the onset of an attack of Herpes Zoster include some form of immunosuppression. The diagnosis of Herpes Zoster can be made on proper medical history and a thorough clinical examination. Here is the report of a male patient affected by Herpes Zoster infection which followed after extraction of a lower first molar.