Enter your Email address:
Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed
to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without
You currently have no recent searches
Gilden, Donald H. M.D.
Donald H. Gilden, M.D., is the Louise Baum Professor and chair of neurology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK THE EXPERTS? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q I have shingles. Sometimes I also experience lightheadedness, weakness, and changes in my vision. What's going on?
DR. DONALD H. GILDEN RESPONDS:
A Because shingles is an infectious condition caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV), lightheadedness and generalized weakness might occur as with any viral infection. Another less likely possibility is that the visual symptoms are secondary to VZV retinal necrosis, which is a viral infection of the retina. The combination of lightheadedness, weakness, and visual symptoms might indicate a transient ischemic attack secondary to a VZV vasculopathy, which is a viral infection of the cerebral arteries. New medications also may be a contributing factor. You should be referred promptly to a neurologist for further evaluation.
©2009 American Academy of Neurology
Friend's E-mail is Invalid
Your Name: (optional)
Separate multiple e-mails with a (;).
Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at Neurology Now.
Send a copy to your email
Your message has been successfully sent to your friend.
Some error has occurred while processing your request. Please try after some time.
An Existing Folder
A New Folder
The item(s) has been successfully added to "".
Login with your LWW Journals username and password.
Username or Email:
Enter and submit the email address you registered with. An email with instructions to reset your password will be sent to that address.
Link to reset your password has been sent to specified email address.
What does "Remember me" mean?
By checking this box, you'll stay logged in for
days or until you logout. You'll get easier access to your articles, collections,
media, and all your other content, even if you close your browser or shut down your
To protect your most sensitive data and activities (like changing your password),
we'll ask you to re-enter your password when you access these services.
What if I'm on a computer that I share with others?
If you're using a public computer or you share this computer with others, we recommend
that you uncheck the "Remember me" box.
Save my selection