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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…or medications and dosages, see below). Patients over 50 years, immunocompetent Patients over 50 are at higher risk for post-herpetic neuralgia and therefore therapy is indicated. Oral acyclovir 800 mg orally 5 times per day; or valacyclovir 1 g 3…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…rianal lesions of herpes are usually caused by herpes simplex type II. Herpetic whitlow may occur when digits are exposed to herpetic lesions. Eczema herpeticum, superinfection of atopic dermatitis with HSV, is common and can be difficult to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: References

…d et Mal infectieuses (English), 42:53-58. Chen N, Li Q, Zhang Y, Zhou M, Zhou D, He L (2011) Vaccination for preventing postherpetic neuralgia, Cochrane Database Sys Rev, 3, CD007795. Lamont RF, Sobel JD, Carrington D, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kusanovic JP,…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…h hemorrhagic crusting A diagnosis of HSV-associated EM minor is rendered Since it has been several days since her orolabial herpetic flare, no antiviral therapy is given; the patient is counseled that if she develops frequent HSV recurrences with…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…tiple lesions are grouped and/or present within a dermatomal distribution. A potential complication of herpes zoster is post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the development of persistent pain and/or dysesthesia at the sites previously affected by herpes…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Key Points

…the setting of immunosuppression, or superinfection of a pre-existing skin disease (usually atopic dermatitis, e.g., eczema herpeticum). Acyclovir is almost always the first-line treatment given to individuals with healthy immune systems; in…

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Herpes Simplex: Clinical Cases

…Lesions are much improved Reinforce atopic dermatitis skin care; also counsel for avoiding contact with family members with herpetic lesions when skin is inflamed Case 3 33-year-old man with a 7-year history of painful, recurrent clustered blisters…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Clinical Cases

…w-up in 2 weeks Interim update Bacterial culture does not reveal any organisms Viral culture is notable for HSV-1 Diagnosis: herpetic folliculitis The patient is notified; patient reports that he has not improved on the doxycycline regimen;…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…um chloride or Xerac-AC). Pitfalls Consider the differential diagnosis of folliculitis: frictional, gram-negative bacterial, herpetic, or Pityrosporum folliculitis. Appropriate microbiologic cultures are indicated if the folliculitis is not…

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Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Treatment

…y steps In the case of persistent oral lesions, treat for candidiasis with oral fluconazole 150 mg once weekly. Evaluate for herpetic gingivostomatitis, which may be a complicating factor, and treat if positive. Dental trays filled with superpotent…