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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

…ng 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….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella

…ng 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….

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…ct with immunosuppressed persons and persons who have not had varicella (chicken pox) until all lesions are crusted. Perform a review of symptoms for previously undetected malignancy or immunocompromise. No additional laboratory tests beyond those su…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

Key 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…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Clinical Cases

…tion) Review of systems is noncontributory History of primary varicella infection as child No sick contacts Presents for management of 3 days’ history of thoracic pain preceding 1 day of a painful, pruritic linear vesicular eruption Initial eva…

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Viral Exanthems: Clinical Cases

…odrome symptoms one week prior No history of immunization for varicella virus Initial evaluation Clinical presentation is typical for primary varicella infection Recommend colloidal oatmeal baths daily with topical emollients and mentholated emollien…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: References

…n 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 CC (2009) A 9 year follow-up of post herpetic neuralgia and pred…

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Viral Exanthems: Key Points

…tions in immunocompromised patients. Introduction For an overview of characteristic features, differential diagnosis, and prognosis and treatment for measles, varicella, hand-foot-mouth disease, pityriasis rosea and other viral exanthems, see table….

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…em subitum Epstein-Barr virus Coxsackie virus Hand-foot-mouth Varicella Pityriasis rosea Gianotti-Crosti syndrome Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is a non-specific viral eruption marked by monomorphic, lichenoid papules or papulovesicles especially on the f…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Initial Evaluation

…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 also grouped, as in zoster. Herpes simplex virus (genital) Eczema h…