How to use Herpes-zoster in a sentence
Shingles A painful skin rash due to the virus herpes zoster.
The findings implied benefits for herd immunity from natural infection against herpes zoster in adults.
Click here for answer This is shingles caused by the herpes zoster virus which also causes chicken pox.
Patients taking systemic steroids, who have not had chicken pox, should avoid close personal contact with chicken pox or herpes zoster.
Incidence The incidence of PHN is between 9 and 14% one month after the herpes zoster eruption.Advertisement
Herpes virus-A family of viruses including herpes simplex types 1 and 2, and herpes zoster (also called varicella zoster).
Conjunctivitis may be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold; acute respiratory infection; or other disease such as measles, herpes simplex, or herpes zoster.
Acyclovir (Zovirax), used for treatment of diseases caused by the erpes simplex virus and herpes zoster virus.
Valacyclovir (Valtrex), used for treatment of diseases caused by the herpes simplex virus and herpes zoster virus.
Herpesvirus-A family of viruses including herpes simplex types 1 and 2, and herpes zoster (also called varicella zoster).Advertisement
Shingles-An disease caused by an infection with the Herpes zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
As of 2004, two relatively newer drugs for treatment of shingles are valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir), both of which stop the replication of herpes zoster when administered within 72 hours of appearance of the rash.
These dormant viruses are concentrated in nerve cells near the spinal cord and may reactivate in adults, causing the disease herpes zoster or shingles.
In 1998 the CDC found 2.6 cases of post-vaccination herpes zoster for every 100,000 distributed doses of VZV.
In contrast there were 68 cases of herpes zoster in healthy children under age 20, following natural infection with varicella.Advertisement
There is no consensus on how acute herpes zoster (shingles) should be managed in general practice.