AARON E. PARSONNET, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALBERT S. HYMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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From a clinical point of view Herpes Zoster may be readily confused with Angina Pectoris, especially when it occurs in the middle age periods. Mackenzie has pointed out that herpes zoster which develops as a result of ganglionic disturbance of the first four upper thoracic segments of the spinal cord may resemble in every respect the rather characteristic syndrome seen in true angina pectoris.
Other authors have found a very close association between herpes zoster and angina pectoris of the neurogenic type. Some have stated that the two diseases are manifestations of the same etiologic background, while others believe that
PARSONNET AE, HYMAN AS. Herpes Zoster and Angina Pectoris. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:883–891. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-883
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(9):883-891.
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