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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Simplex, Zoster, and Varicella

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Conditions caused by infection with different strains of herpesvirus and typified when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic ones, that course along a dermatome of an adult usually, and varicella being characterized by widespread discrete vesicles in children as a rule.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Simplex, Zoster, and Varicella

…d when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic ones, that course along a dermatome of an adult usually, and varicella being…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella

…d when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic ones, that course along a dermatome of an adult usually, and varicella being…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…ntact and respiratory isolation) hospitalized patients from other immunosuppressed persons. Staff without a prior history of varicella or varicella immunization should not enter their rooms. Since the risk of dissemination is enhanced by steroid…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…zoster can be a dermatologic emergency in patients who are immunocompromised, including pregnant women. Introduction Primary varicella Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a herpes family virus that causes primary varicella infection and herpes zoster….

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Clinical Cases

…symptoms in the previously affected skin Case 2 7-year-old healthy female No significant past medical history No history of varicella vaccination No known sick contacts Presents for evaluation and management of generalized “blisters”…

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Viral Exanthems: Clinical Cases

…mmunocompetent Initial evaluation Clinical presentation with lesions at various stages of development is typical for primary varicella infection (versus disseminated zoster—the distinction would be made based on patient’s lack of history of primary…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Initial Evaluation

…ster (shingles) Note that vesicles and papulovesicular lesions are grouped with an erythematous to hemorrhagic base. Primary varicella infection Differential diagnosis Herpes simplex virus (oral) Note that the vesiculopustular lesions of HSV are…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: References

…e Database Sys Rev, 3, CD007795. Lamont RF, Sobel JD, Carrington D, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Romero R (2011) Varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox) infection in pregnancy, Brit Journal Ob Gyn, 118:1152-1162. McKendrick MW, Ogan P, Care…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…ng can mimic herpetic lesions (see below). Bullous lesions of impetigo Herpes zoster is caused by dermatomal reactivation of varicella virus and can also result in grouped clear fluid-to-pus-filled vesicles on an erythematous-to-hemorrhagic base. In…

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Viral Exanthems: Treatment

…are directed towards skin symptoms only. Exceptions include severe disease/immunocompromised patients or pregnant women with varicella, in which case antiviral treatment with acyclovir (or other drugs in this class) and/or varicella immune globulin…