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Postherpetic pseudohernia
  1. Vishal Thakur,
  2. Sheetanshu Kumar,
  3. Tarun Narang
  1. Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tarun Narang, Dermatology, venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India; narangtarun{at}

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An elderly male presented with complaints of progressive bulge on the left side of abdomen for last 1 month, associated with burning pain. He also recalled having vesicular lesions over the same site 3 weeks before the onset of this swelling. Cutaneous examination revealed linearly arranged postinflammatory hypopigmentation over T10–T11 dermatome on the left side of abdomen suggestive of resolved herpes zoster. A bulge in the left flank region was observed in supine position which became more prominent in sitting and standing position (figure 1). However, the swelling …

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  • Contributors VT and TN had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis and were responsible for the study concept and design. VT and SK drafted the manuscript. TN contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and supervised the study. All authors contributed to the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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