Herpes Zoster Affecting the Lower Extremity in An Older Patient: A Clinical Image

Herpes zoster is a viral disease which is the reactivated form of varicella zoster virus. Herpes zoster usually characterized by skin eruptions and pain in specific dermatomes [1]. About 50% of lesions of herpes zoster in United States occur elderly patients. The highest incidence of disease is 7th decade of life [2]. Herpes zoster symptoms can mimic sciatalgia or weakness related to spine root compression [1].