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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 14, n° 5P1
pages 764-770 (mai 1986)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(86)70091-1
accepted : 6 January 1986
Granuloma annulare arising in herpes zoster scars : Report of two cases and review of the literature

Stephen J. Friedman  : Captain, MC, USA, Barbara J. Fox : Captain, MC, USA, Harold L. Albert : Colonel, MC, USA
William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine (Dermatology Service). 

aReprint requests to: Dr. Stephen J. Friedman, Dermatology Service, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920-5001.

We present two patients who developed granuloma annulare in the scars from previous herpes zoster. The development of granuloma annulare in herpes zoster scars may represent an atypical delayed hypersensitivity immune reaction to herpes zoster/varicella virus antigen(s) or a tissue antigen altered by the virus.

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* The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Department of Defense.

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