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Herpes zoster infection

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5095 (Published 10 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:k5095

Hutchinson's Sign

The nasociliary branch of the trigeminal nerve innervates the apex and lateral aspect of the nose, as well as the cornea. Therefore, lesions on the side or tip of the nose should raise suspicion of ocular involvement.

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 January 2019
DAVID HODGSON
Emergency Medicine Consultant
Royal Derby Hospital