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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

…mplex 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 childr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella

…mplex 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 childr…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…ey Points Primary varicella infection (chickenpox) and herpes zoster are both caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). Herpes zoster (shingles) represents activation of varicella zoster virus from cranial or dorsal root ganglion, thus affecting the sk…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

Treatment Herpes zoster First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for herpes zoster includes the treatment of the acute eruption and therapy for herpetic neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Confirmation of herpes zoster by viral direct fluoresce…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: References

…Effectiveness of antiviral treatment on acute phase of herpes zoster and development of post herpetic neuralgia: review of international publications, Med et Mal infectieuses (English), 42:53-58. Chen N, Li Q, Zhang Y, Zhou M, Zhou D, He L (2011) Vac…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Herpes zoster (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 vesiculopus…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…petic 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 most cases of lo…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Clinical Cases

…vesicles on an erythematous base Diagnosis: localized herpes zoster Recommend acyclovir 800 mg 5 times daily for 7 days Recommend application of aluminum acetate compresses 3-4 times daily Recommend contact precautions until lesions crust over Follo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…chose to place varicella in a chapter with herpes simplex and zoster, rather than with the other viral exanthems, some of which also are vesicular, e.g., hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by Coxsackie A 5, 10, and 16. The team that put this atlas…