Alveolar bone necrosis and tooth loss: A rare complication associated with herpes zoster infection of the fifth cranial nerve

William E. Wright, Mary L. Davis, David B. Geffen, Sue E. Martin, Mary J. Nelson, Stephen E. Straus

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Abstract

Eleven case reports involving herpes zoster infection associated with alveolar bone necrosis and tooth loss were reviewed in order to develop a patient profile for this rare combination of physical findings. The clinical course of a 56-year-old white woman with herpes zoster infection of the fifth cranial nerve and related alveolar bone necrosis, tooth loss, and oroantral fistula development is reported. The etiology and management of herpes zoster infection associated with destructive oral sequelae are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

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