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The reawakening of a sleeping little giant
  1. R Goddard
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Robert Goddard
 General Surgery, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Hospitals, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust;


This case report and literature review highlights the classical signs and symptoms of herpes zoster infection involving the trigeminal nerve. Incorrect diagnosis leads to delay in providing effective treatment and could result in failure to identify potentially hazardous ocular complications and to prevent chronic post-herpetic pain.

  • herpes zoster
  • zoster immunisation
  • zoster morbidity

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