Herpes Zoster; Post-herpetic Neuralgia
Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, leading to a crop of painful blisters over the area of a dermatome. It occurs very rarely in children and adults, but its incidence is high in the elderly (over 60), as well as in any age group of immunocompromised patients. It strikes 500,000 people per year in the United States. Treatment is generally with acyclovir. Many develop a painful condition termed postherpetic neuralgia.
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Shingles as related to Desipramine
- Shingles: Hope Through Research: National Institute of ...
Scientists call the virus that causes chickenpox/shingles varicella-zoster virus or VZV. The word "varicella" is derived from "variola," the Latin word for ...
- Shingles Treatment - Medications Used to Treat Shingles
Shingles is a painful rash caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. What Treatment Can Do
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Herpes zoster (shingles) is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After an episode of chickenpox, the virus resides in cells of the nervous ...
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What is Shingles? The medical term for shingles is acute herpes zoster. Shingles is a skin rash that develops on half of the body, in a belt-like ...
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Postherpetic neuralgia is a condition that causes severe, prolonged long pain after a shingles-related rash has subsided. Learn more about this sometimes ...
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Shingles and chickenpox (Varicella-zoster virus) Description. An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of shingles and chickenpox.
- Shingles Symptoms and Treatment - Buzzle
The initial symptoms of shingles may be misleading. Different medications have been prescribed for moderate pain, severe pain, alleviation of symptoms, moderation of ...
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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) of the Eye. I remember my father at age 70 falling prey to shingles, or herpes zoster, of the eye. He was admitted to a hospital.