Urinary Retention, Erectile Dysfunction and Meningitis due to Sacral Herpes Zoster: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

EROL B. , Avci A., Eken C., Ozgok Y.

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, vol.82, no.2, pp.238-241, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000200807
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-241


Zona zoster infection is often associated with painful erythematous vesicular eruptions of the skin or mucous membranes. Varicella zoster virus which stays latent in the sensorial root ganglia causes zona zoster infection. The most recognized feature of zona zoster is the dermatomal distribution of vesicular rashes. In the present case report, we state an unusual presentation of sacral zona zoster with urinary retention, erectile dysfunction and meningitis. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel