A Case of Shingles Following Auricular Acupuncture.
J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;30(four):552-555
Authors: Kewish SA
This can be a case report of an incidence of shingles (herpes zoster [HZ]) following auricular acupuncture. The affected person developed acute reactivation HZ within the V1 distribution of the best trigeminal nerve involving the brow, scalp, and medial higher eyelid 13 days after being handled with auricular acupuncture for persistent low-back ache. The lesions had been initially painless, however they clustered and have become painful inside 2 days. The affected person was handled with oral valacyclovir 1000 mg, three occasions every day for 7 days, and ibuprofen as wanted. The lesions resolved with out sequelae.
PMID: 28720638 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]