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Most common site for zoster involvement is: (AIPG 09)



A Sacral area
B Limbs

C Thoracic area
D Cervical area

Ans. C
Thoracic area

Herpes zoster also known as shingles is characterized by a unilateral vesicular eruption within a dermatome. It causes severe pain. The dermatomes from T 3 to Ls are most frequently involved. Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus results due to involvement of ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve. The most common complication is post herpetic neuralgia.

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