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A rare case of acute abdominal pain: an association between herpes zoster and cholecystitis

MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports
Naya Talal Hassan, Leen Jamel Doya


Acute abdominal pain is a common symptom and often inconsequential. It can represent a wide spectrum of conditions from benign to surgical emergencies. The association of two diseases as a cause of acute abdominal pain is uncommon. It may cause a delay in the diagnosis. Here we are reporting an unusual coexistence of herpes zoster and acute cholecystitis in a previously healthy 55-year-old female patient.


herpes zoster, acute cholecystitis, abdominal pain, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, pyrexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, post-herpetic neuralgia