Spontaneous pneumothorax as an uncommon complication of herpes zoster infection
Keywords:Pneumothorax, Varicella zoster, Herpes zoster
Varicella zoster virus (VSV), is a neurotropical alpha-herpesvirus. Although many complications may be observed in VZV infections during adulthood, pneumothorax is one of its rare complications. It should be kept in mind that the easiest way to protect the patient from a complication that may be mortal, such as tension pneumothorax, is prompt diagnosis using physical examination and chest x-ray and immediate removal of air in the pleural cavity.
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