Spontaneous Tooth Exfoliation, Maxillary Osteomyelitis and Facial Scarring following Trigeminal Herpes Zoster Infection
Primary Dental Journal
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A case of trigeminal herpes zoster (HZ) infection affecting the left maxillary and ophthalmic divisions of the fifth cranial nerve in an immuno-competent patient is presented. Extremely rare complications such as osteonecrosis, spontaneous tooth exfoliation, secondary osteomyelitis and facial scarring were observed. Sequestrectomy, aciclovir and erythromycin stearate were effectively used in managing the case.
Pillai, Kamala G.; Nayar, Kavitha; and Rawal, Yeshwant B., "Spontaneous Tooth Exfoliation, Maxillary Osteomyelitis and Facial Scarring following Trigeminal Herpes Zoster Infection" (2006). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 533.
Primary Dental Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2006): 114-116. DOI.
Yeshwant B. Rawal was affiliated with University of Tennessee at the time of publication.