zoster auricularis

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zoster auricularis

An older term for herpes zoster of the ear.


(zos'ter) [Gr. zoster, girdle] Herpes zoster.

zoster auricularis

Herpes zoster of the ear.

zoster ophthalmicus

See: 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.