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Sometimes they may be zebras: herpes zoster of the L2 spinal nerve. A case report

Reggars, J.W. and French, S.D. (1996) Sometimes they may be zebras: herpes zoster of the L2 spinal nerve. A case report. Australasian chiropractic & osteopathy, 5 (20). pp. 45-46.

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Abstract

This case report describes a relatively uncommon presentation of herpes zoster affecting the cutaneous distribution of the L2 spinal nerve. The coexistence of a previous history of leg pain, cortical thickening of the femoral shaft on plain film x-ray examination, and the absence, at the time of examination, of the tell tale rash of herpes zoster provided the clinician with a diagnostic challenge. Furthermore, this case stresses the importance of a thorough neurological and orthopaedic examination as well as careful visual inspection of the painful region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
Copyright: Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/5092
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