Case Report

Diagnosis klinis infeksi herpes zoster (laporan kasus)Clinic diagnosis of herpes zoster (case report)

M. Jusri , Erni Marlina

M. Jusri
Departemen Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. Email:

Erni Marlina
Bagian Ilmu Penyakit Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar Indonesia
Online First: October 30, 2011 | Cite this Article
Jusri, M., Marlina, E. 2011. Diagnosis klinis infeksi herpes zoster (laporan kasus)Clinic diagnosis of herpes zoster (case report). Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 10(3): 161-165.

Varicella is the fastest spreading infection. This virus classified as DNA virus with primer infection that caused
chicken pox mainly seen in children. Reactivation of this infection causes herpes zoster or shingle. Painfull of area
involved proceed the unilateral and segmental nature of disease. If facial involved segmentally, it occurs pain
especially at the facial and dentition that sometimes suspect as pulpitis. This case report is aimed to discuss
diagnosis and management of herpes zoster with headache. Patient, male, 66 years old came with chief complaint of
headache and ulcers on right facial with eat disturbance due to oral cavity pain. The diagnosis was herpes zoster.
Patient was prescribed with acyclovir 1600 mg 4 times per day, analgesic, antibiotic mouth wash, and vitamins.
Oral pain disappeared in 3 days, dan after 3 weeks healed completely. Diagnosis of herpes zoster could be get from
detail anamnesis and examination.


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