Herpes Zoster Post-Vaccine Mimicking “COVID Arm” in an Old Female

Authors

  • Vitorino Modesto dos Santos Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University, Brasília-DF, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7033-6074
  • Taciana Arruda Modesto Sugai 2American Society of Neurophysiology, and Dermatologist of Brasília-DF, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
  • Laura Campos Modesto University Center of Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Julia Campos Modesto Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7324/jhsr.2022.712

Keywords:

“COVID arm”, Herpes zoster, Immunocompetent, SARS-CoV-2, Vaccine

Abstract

Cutaneous adverse effects related to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are still a challenging issue. “COVID arm” is a manifestation of delayed hypersensitivity reaction appearing after the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination as reddish, warm, pruritic, indurated, or swollen areas in the limb of the vaccine site. These skin alterations may be associated with systemic symptoms and have been observed after the first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccines. The aim is describe a 76-year-old woman who had “COVID arm simile” lesions caused by herpes virus in the left upper limb 4 weeks after the AstraZeneca vaccine first dose. The reaction, with 30 days duration, needed treatment and was considered severe. However, the patient received the second dose of the same vaccine uneventfully. Case reports of intercurrences during mass vaccinations are advantageous for health care workers and patients.

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Author Biographies

Taciana Arruda Modesto Sugai, 2American Society of Neurophysiology, and Dermatologist of Brasília-DF, Brasília-DF, Brazil.

Neurophysiologist and Dermatologist

Laura Campos Modesto, University Center of Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical Student

Julia Campos Modesto, Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil

Medical Student

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2022-01-12
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Modesto dos Santos V, Arruda Modesto Sugai T, Campos Modesto L, Campos Modesto J. Herpes Zoster Post-Vaccine Mimicking “COVID Arm” in an Old Female. J Health Sci Res [Internet]. 2022Jan.12 [cited 2023Jan.27];:17-22. Available from: https://jhsronline.com/index.php/jhsr/article/view/126

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