Two cases of recurrent lumbosacral herpes simplex without concomitant genital lesions are reported. Both patients presented with vesicular lesions on the middle of the lower back and on the left thigh, respectively, and had positive serum antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 and negative antibody to HIV. The lesions healed completely within 1 week by oral administration of acyclovir.
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Competing interests: None.
Patient consent: Obtained.
Contributors: Y-MF wrote and revised the manuscript. Y-MF, Y-PY and WL collected the clinical data.