Laryngeal zoster: two esoteric cases


  • Namrita Bopanna Department of ENT, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Anithakumari A. M. Department of ENT, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Nithya Shree J. Department of ENT, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India



Laryngeal zoster, Zoster sine herpete, Herpes zoster


Herpes zoster is a neurocutaneous disease resulting from the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus in dorsal sensory or cranial nerve ganglia. A thorough knowledge of laryngeal zoster is important to diagnose Zoster sine herpete. Case I shows polyneuritic involvement. Case II shows mononeuritic presentation. The clinical picture of laryngeal zoster varies from mucocutaneous lesions and paralysis to that mimicking malignancy leading to missed diagnoses.

Author Biography

Namrita Bopanna, Department of ENT, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Visiting consultant,

Department of ENT.



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