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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 242-243

Herpes zoster reactivation after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: A case report


Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishnamoorthy Hariharan
Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi - 682 012, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.185091

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Herpes zoster is a reactivated varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection of the sensory nerve ganglion, peripheral nerve, and its branches. Mechanical trauma to the nervous system can reactivate VZV. It is well known that extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) can produce mechanical damage to the tissue. We report a rare case of herpes zoster reactivation after SWL for treatment of 1.2 cm size renal stone in a 63-year-old male patient.


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