Figure 1. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine. A and B, Axial T2-weighted MRI of the spine demonstrating normal thoracic cord signal preoperatively (A) and on postoperative day 6 (B). C, At the onset of paraplegia (postoperative day 8), MRI identified new T2 hyperintensity along the left dorsal gray horn at level T4 (arrow) compatible with the central spread of reactivated varicella-zoster virus at the level of spine surgery. D, Caudal extension of central cord T2 signal abnormality at the T6 level.
Figure 2. Left chest wall vesicular rash.
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