ID#: 12622
The pathologic changes seen on the surface of the right unilateral side of this elderly male patient’s tongue and chin, represented a herpes outbreak, due to the varicella zoster virus (VZV), also known as Human herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3), which may lay dormant in the spinal nerve roots through a chickenpox-infected individual’s life, only manifesting its presence through outbreaks, as shingles, or herpes zoster.
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