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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000 Jun;26(3):313-317. Korean. Case Report.
Kim IK , Choi JH , Jeong SR , Oh SS , Oh NS , Kim ES .
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University.
Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine, Inha University.
Abstract

Herpes zoster is acute viral infection characterized by the appearance of vesicles that occur on the skin and mucous membrane along the pathway of an involved sensory nerve. The incidence is increased in those who have history of trauma, malignant tumor, radiation therapy and the immuno-suppressive drug users. Although herpes zoster is usually as benign viral infection, complications may occur especially when cranial nerves are involved. So careful treatment is necessary when cranial nerves are involved. We have treated two cases. One is involved trigeminal nerve mandibular branch, another maxillary branch. We have used conservative therapy, pain control, acyclovir on this area and obtained good result. After 17 and 8 months respectively, no complications occur in our two cases. So we present two cases with review of literature.

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