1. Martinez, Nicole MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN
  2. Arts, Serena MSN, ANP-BC, CWCN


An estimated one million cases of herpes zoster are reported in the United States annually. Although most cases of herpes zoster are self-limiting and require little interventions, some occurrences can result in potentially debilitating and/or life-threatening outcomes. The purpose of this article is to discuss the incidence, potential complications, treatment, and preventive measures of herpes zoster. A case report is utilized to emphasize the importance of a thorough evaluation and consideration of complications.