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BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006246
  • Reminder of important clinical lesson

Motor radiculopathy

  1. Jeremy Camilleri
  1. Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Afsha Khan, afshak{at}gmail.com

A 48-year-old immunosuppressed woman presented to a rheumatology follow-up clinic after suffering from herpes zoster infection. She had manifestations of foot drop 3 months after the initial infection. She was diagnosed with motor radiculopathy following herpes zoster infection that was effectively managed by physiotherapy and amitriptyline.

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