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an acute earache with herpetic blebs on the eardrum and external auditory meatus caused by the herpes zoster virus and often associated with shingles.
zoster auricularisAn older term for herpes zoster of the ear.
zoster(zos'ter) [Gr. zoster, girdle] Herpes zoster.
Herpes zoster of the ear.
zoster ophthalmicusSee: herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
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.