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Focal weakness following herpes zoster.
  1. O C Cockerell,
  2. I E Ormerod
  1. Department of Neurology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


    Three patients presented with focal weakness of an arm which followed segmental herpes zoster affecting the same limb. Neurophysiological investigations suggest that the site of the lesion lay at the root, plexus, or peripheral nerve level. This reflects the various ways in which the virus may affect the peripheral nervous system.

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