Neurological Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 847–850 | Cite as

Peroneal nerve mononeuropathy associated with herpes zoster. A case report

  • Dolores Valle-Arcos
  • Hortensia Alonso-Navarro
  • Francisco Navacerrada
  • Félix Javier Jiménez-JiménezEmail author
Brief Communication



Sensory or motor syndromes, especially mononeuropathies, are infrequent complications of herpes zoster.

Case Report

We describe a 77-year-old woman who developed a severe right common peroneal nerve mononeuropathy with clinical onset 10 days after a vesicular rash consistent with herpes zoster in the territory of distribution of this nerve.


To our knowledge, peroneal nerve mononeuropathy associated with herpes zoster has not been reported previously.


Herpes zoster Neurological complications Peroneal nerve Mononeuropathy 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the individual participant included in the study.

Ethical standard

The authors declare that they acted in accordance with ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuromuscular UnitHospital Universitario del SuresteArganda del Rey (Madrid)Spain

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