Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8670
BJEKIC, Milan; MARKOVIC, Milica e SIPETIC, Sandra. Penile herpes zoster: an unusual location for a common disease. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.6, pp. 599-600. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702011000600017.
Herpes zoster is a common dermatological condition which affects up to 20% of the population, most frequently involving the thoracic and facial dermatomes with sacral lesions occurring rarely and only a few reported cases of penile shingles. Case report: We report two cases of unusual penile clinical presentations of varicella zoster virus infection in immunocompetent men. The patients presented with grouped clusters of vesicles and erythema on the left side of penile shaft and posterior aspect of the left thigh and buttock, involving s2-s4 dermatomes. The lesions resolved quickly upon administration of oral antiviral therapy. Conclusion: Penile herpes zoster should not be overlooked in patients with unilateral vesicular rash.
Palavras-chave : herpes zoster; penis neuralgia; postherpetic.