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Mistaken identities: penile herpes zoster
  1. Xavier García-Navarro,
  2. Alba Catala
  1. Derma Associats, Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Mrs Alba Catala, Derma Associats, Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona 08022, Spain; albacatal{at}

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A previously healthy 52-year-old man presented with multiple non-vesicular erosions on both sides of the penile shaft following a 2-week course of topical corticosteroid and oral antifungal therapy (figure 1). Based on an initial diagnosis of genital herpes, valacyclovir (500 mg two times per day) was …

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