zoster sine herpete


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zoster

 [zos′ter]
zoster sine eruptio´ne (zoster sine her´pete) pain typical of herpes zoster in an appropriate sensory area but not followed by the development of characteristic lesions.

zoster sine herpete

Cutaneous pain of dermatomal distribution, suggestive of herpes zoster but without the typical rash of shingles. That the pain is caused by a reactivation of herpes zoster may be confirmed by antibody titer or polymerase chain reaction tests.
See also: zoster