A Case of Chest Pain, Abnormal Electrocardiogram and Skin Lesions

Yasir Parviz, Nisar H Shah


Chest pain is common presentation in emergency department. Cardiopulmonary emergencies are common and most feared but occasionally uncommon conditions may be overlooked and misdiagnosed. We report a case that presented as chest pain and left bundle branch block (LBBB) on ECG and was misdiagnosed as acute myocardial infarction. This patient was later on diagnosed with herpes zoster. This case stresses importance of thorough clinical evaluation and accurate diagnosis which helps avoid administration of unnecessary drugs with potentially serious side effects.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(6):358-360
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc803w


Chest pain; LBBB; Herpes zoster; Thrombolysis

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