Herpes Zoster at the Site of Mohs Micrographic Surgery in an Immunocompromised Individual

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Herpes zoster is a neurocutaneous disease caused by latent varicella-zoster virus reactivation. Reactivation may occur with normal aging in association with a progressive decline in cell-mediated immunity or in immunocompromised patients. Herpes zoster is associated with several complications, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), which is the most common and debilitating.1 Immunocompromised individuals may have severe or atypical clinical findings and are at greater risk for recurrence and complications. We present a case of herpes zoster and refractory pain at the site of recent Mohs surgery in an immunocompromised patient.
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