herpes zoster

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Synonyms for herpes zoster

eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

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HIV patients and solid - organ transplant recipients are well known to face an increased risk of acquiring herpes zoster, but the most overwhelming risk is seen in leukemia patients, who have rates as high as 100-fold that of the general population.
In a related decision, ACIP voted 14-1 to recommend Shingrix for prevention of herpes zoster and related complications for immunocompetent adults aged 50 years and older.
The incidence of postherpetic neuralgia, a common, persistent, and costly complication of herpes zoster, was 0.
They studied the association between herpes zoster and cardiovascular risks using a health care database covering the entire country's population, focusing on 519,880 adults who received a medical checkup during a 10-year period.
Most of the children with herpes zoster were immunocompetent.
The patient was diagnosed as having herpes zoster by a dermatological examination and treated with valacyclovir for seven days (3 g/day oral).
In addition, contacts of patients with varicella or herpes zoster should immediately be evaluated for evidence of varicella immunity to determine need for postexposure varicella vaccination.
Incidence of herpes zoster and persistent post-zoster pain in adults with or without diabetes in the United States.
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus and delayed contralateral hemiparesis caused by cerebral angiitis: diagnosis and management approaches.
Acyclovir 800 mg/day treatment was started with a diagnosis of herpes zoster ophthalmicus.
The provision of a vaccine to protect against herpes zoster, to be used in the national immunisation programme, and deliveries will be required over a period of 2 years, with an option to extend for up to an additional 24 months.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Herpes Zoster (Shingles), complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
While the presentation of herpes zoster (shingles) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) is similar--grouped vesicles on an erythematous base--recurrent shingles is rare in immunocompetent patients.
The research team, led by Stuart Beatty, a pharmacist with Ohio State's College of Pharmacy, says that the low vaccination rate is due to a combination of factors including lack of awareness, cost, access to clinics able to store the fragile vaccine and the fact that face-to-face appointments don't offer enough time to discuss shingles, also known as herpes zoster.
Association between herpes zoster and relapse or progression of solid neoplasms