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1/6. herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve third branch: a case report and review of the literature.

    literature review AND CASE REPORT: A literature review of herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve is presented. Included are differential diagnosis and treatment modalities that will enable the dental practitioner to identify and manage this disease. A case report is provided to amplify this timely information.
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2/6. Prodromal herpes zoster--a diagnostic challenge in endodontics.

    This case report highlights the diagnostic challenge that herpes zoster represents if pain develops in the prodromal stage. A 58-year-old male presented with pain in the left maxilla. The symptoms had lasted for 7 months. The first premolar had been extracted soon after the onset, and the second premolar root filled shortly thereafter. Symptoms were experienced as sudden pain attacks lasting for several hours and analgesics gave some pain relief. Clinical examination showed that the second premolar was tender to percussion. No sinus tract or swelling were present. Radiographic examination showed previously root-filled second premolar and first molar teeth, and no evidence of apical pathosis. Due to the uncertainty about the quality of the root filling in the second premolar and incomplete root filling in the first molar, retreatment was started prior to prosthetic treatment in the region. The pain continued and became more intense during the treatment. A diagnosis of herpes zoster was determined, when an acute attack with oedema and vesicles occurred, 2 months after retreatment was started. In the present case, therefore, the primary attack presented itself after months and the herpes zoster diagnosis could not be made until then. points. Key learning points. * A long lasting prodromal stage is an unusual event. * Symptoms combined with inadequate technical standard of root fillings may confuse the diagnostics. * No available data support or suggest the use of antiviral treatment as a diagnostic tool.
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3/6. Prodromal odontalgia and multiple devitalized teeth caused by a herpes zoster infection of the trigeminal nerve: report of case.

    A case of oral herpes zoster infection with prodromal odontalgia is presented. tooth devitalization, facial scarring, and neuralgia occurred without concurrent local and systemic factors. The cause, pathological features, diagnosis, and management of an oral herpes zoster infection with prodromal odontalgia are discussed.
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4/6. herpes zoster infection presenting as an acute pulpitis.

    A major reason for referral to an endodontic practice is management of pain. Most cases are diagnosed as being of pulpal or periapical origin. However, some turn out quite differently than their initial appearance. This case report presents a patient referred to the endodontic clinic because of symptoms mimicking an irreversible pulpitis. On examination no obvious cause of the symptoms could be found. The patient was treated conservatively after which a herpes zoster viral infection was diagnosed. This case stresses the importance of a thorough investigation of all signs and symptoms and the delay of definitive treatment until a diagnosis is made.
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5/6. herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve: the dentist's role in diagnosis and management.

    herpes zoster is caused when the varicella/zoster virus that has remained latent since an earlier varicella infection is reactivated. During the prodromal stage, the only presenting symptom may be odontalgia, which may prove to be a diagnostic challenge for the dentist. He or she may carry out emergency treatment that might be irreversible or inappropriate, as well as delay appropriate treatment. With an ever-increasing number of elderly and immunocompromised patients attending the dentist, the dental profession can expect to encounter an increased number of herpes zoster patients. The practising dentist must be familiar with the presenting signs and symptoms of patients experiencing the prodromal manifestations of herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve.
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6/6. herpes zoster infection as a differential diagnosis of acute pulpitis.

    Many diseases can cause orofacial pain, and the diagnosis must be established before final treatment. This case report presents a patient with orofacial pain that was diagnosed as an acute pulpitis. However, there was no evidence of this problem on examination. After 4 days, the patient showed multiples vesicles on the face, and a herpes zoster viral infection was diagnosed. The patient was treated with acyclovir and, after 2 yr, she still complains of facial sensitivity.
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