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Table 2 Characteristics of 8 patients with segmental zoster paresis

From: A retrospective case series of segmental zoster paresis of limbs: clinical, electrophysiological and imaging characteristics

Case Gender Age Interval between rash and weakness Rash distribution Weak distribution Electrodiagnostic localization Imaging findings Prognosis Factors
1 M 47y 2d Right shoulder and anterolateral arm Right C5–6 myotomes a right incomplete C5–6 radiculopathy A fast recovery (3 months)
2 F 70y 20d Right lateral arm and forearm Right C5–7 myotomes a right incomplete brachial plexopathy (upper and middle trunk) Hyperintensity in spinal dorsal horns at C4–5 vertebral levels No recovery (2.0 years) Diabetes 5y
3 M 63y 3d Dorsum and planta of the right foot Right L5-S1 myotomes a right L5-S1 radiculoplexopathy No recovery (1.8 years) Diabetes 3y
4 a 80-90y a 22d Neck first, all body then Right C8 myotome a right brachial plexopathy (lower trunk) No recovery (1.9 years) Diabetes 30y
5 F 87y 14d Right lateral arm and forearm Right C6–8 myotomes a right incomplete C6–8 radiculoplexopathy increased signal in the C6–8 nerve roots No recovery (1.0 year) Diabetes 20y
6 a 60-70y a 12d Right buttocks and lateral calf Right L5 myotome a right L5 radiculoplexopathy Partial recovery (1.0 year)
7 M 61y 15d Left thumb, index finger and forearm Left C6–8 myotomes a left C7 radiculopathy and median, radial nerves increased signal in mdian and radial nerves No recovery (0.5 year)
8 F 80y 7d Right shoulder, anterolateral arm and thumb Right C5 myotomes a right C5 radiculopathy increased signal in the C5 nerve roots Partial recovery (0.5 year)
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