SUMER PEK, M.D.; PAUL W. GIKAS, M.D.
Pneumonia due to varicella is a well-recognized entity. Pulmonary involvement has rarely been observed in herpes zoster; the case we present is such an example. The recently recognized similarity between the two diseases requires revision of some concepts pertaining to them; review of the literature relative to pathogenesis, propagation of the causative agent, and factors leading to variations in the manifestations of herpes zoster and varicella serves this purpose.
A 28-year-old man entered the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital on December 19, 1961, for the tenth time within a period of 5 years. A diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease
PEK S, GIKAS PW. Pneumonia Due to Herpes Zoster: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;62:350–358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-2-350
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(2):350-358.
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