ㆍ발행기관 : 대한피부과학회ㆍ수록지정보 : 프로그램북(구 초록집) / 67권 / 1호 ㆍ저자명 : ( Min Kyung Lee ) , ( Won Joo Kwon ) , ( Eun Byul Cho ) , ( Eun Joo Park ) , ( Kwang Ho Kim ) , ( Kwang Joong Kim )
Herpes zoster is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Although herpes zoster usually affects sensory nerves, it can also damage motor nerves. The motor deficit in zoster is unusual (2-3%) and generally recognized when the extremities are affected. Gastrointestinal complications caused by herpes zoster are extremely rare. Abdominal muscle involvement is estimated to be around 0.17%. Herpes zoster occurring in this area may cause nerve paralysis, decrease in abdominal muscle tonus and abdominal distension. Simultaneously, indigestion, constipation and intestinal pseudo-obstruction may appear due to the involvement of the autonomic nerves(Ogilvie’s syndrome). We report 2 cases of herpes zoster, ina 71-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman, of whom each presented abdominal distension to the right side and abdominal discomfort respectively. It might be helpful to understand the characteristic of this disease.