Zosteriform cutaneous metastases: A case report and brief review of literature

Rao, Raghavendra and Balachandran, C and Rao, Lakshmi (2010) Zosteriform cutaneous metastases: A case report and brief review of literature. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol, 76 (4). p. 447.

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A 56-year-old woman presented with painful erythematous, papulo-nodular lesions on the left side of the trunk in a dermatomal distribution of two-weeks duration. She had earlier undergone surgery for breast carcinoma and was receiving palliative chemo-radiotherapy, when seen by us. A diagnosis of zosteriform cutaneous metastases was made and biopsy was done from the representative lesion which showed chords and sheets of malignant cells. Majority of these cases in the past have been misdiagnosed as herpes zoster and were treated with antiviral drugs. Metastatic diseases should be considered in the differential diagnosis of zosteriform rash in elderly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast carcinoma, differential diagnosis, zosteriform cutaneous metastases
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 05:17
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 07:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/345

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