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Herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand

Herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand

Overview

Shingles occurs more commonly on the chest and back, but can involve the arms and legs. The small blisters on this person's hand represent involvement of the dermatome innervated by the 7th cervical nerve. (See the Dermatomes picture.)

Update Date 5/30/2012