A case of cutaneous metastasis mimicking herpes zoster rash

Angela Chiang, Nadim Salomon, Rahul Gaikwad, Jonathan Kirshner

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Cutaneous metastasis is a rare occurrence and often is confused with infectious etiology most commonly herpes zoster rash. We present a case 49 year old male with history of metastatic colon cancer with persistent dermatomal vesicular rash that thought to be due to herpes zoster. A skin biopsy eventually revealed malignant cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-168
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Cutaneous metastasis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Shingles
  • Zosteriform


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