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Patient's Pain Grows After Shingles Diagnosis, VisualDx Guides Dermatologist to Correct Diagnosis

giant_cell_arteritis_small.pngLaura G., a dermatologist at CCSS, turned to VisualDx to get to the bottom of a patient's pain after he'd been diagnosed with shingles.

"A male patient, 70 years old presented to the ER with pain at his right side of the scalp. he had crust, mild ulcerations. no blisters at that moment. he was diagnosed two days before with herpes zoster, but the pain continues and increased, so he re consult at the ER. One of the differential diagnoses of herpes zoster at Visualdx was temporal arteritis. This diagnosis was putted on the table, studies were done days before and the diagnose was confirmed."

See pictures of herpes zoster and temporal arteritis in VisualDx.

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