EDWARD SHANBROM, M.D.; SHERWOOD MILLER, M.D.; HELMUT HAAR, M.D.
While it is generally known that herpes zoster commonly appears in malignant diseases, the frequency with which it occurs in lymphomas and leukemias has received surprisingly little comment in American literature in recent years. An excellent review of the subject by Craver and Haagensen appeared in 1932.1 They reported on seven patients observed at Memorial Hospital, and discussed some of the concepts of the pathogenesis of the disorder. A more extensive report of herpes zoster occurring in 42 cases of leukemia reveals that this neurologic complication develops much more commonly in lymphocytic leukemia than in the granulocytic form.2 Of 916
SHANBROM E, MILLER S, HAAR H. HERPES ZOSTER IN HEMATOLOGIC NEOPLASIAS: SOME UNUSUAL MANIFESTATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:523–533. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-3-523
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