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Oral Herpes

Nabeel Khan, Chinmay Trivedi, Yash Shah, Dhruvan Patel, James Lewis, Yu-Xiao Yang
Aim: There is a paucity of data on the clinical course and the factors affecting the clinical course of herpes zoster (HZ) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our aim was to determine the impact of anti-TNF therapy and other factors on the clinical course of HZ in IBD patients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among a cohort of nation-wide Veterans Affairs patients with IBD who developed incident HZ. The exposed group consisted of eligible study patients who were actively exposed to anti-TNF alone or anti-TNF plus thiopurines at the time of HZ onset...
March 7, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Kent J Weinhold, Jack F Bukowski, Todd V Brennan, Robert J Noveck, Janet S Staats, Liwen Lin, Linda Stempora, Constance Hammond, Ann Wouters, Christopher F Mojcik, John Cheng, Mark Collinge, Michael I Jesson, Anasuya Hazra, Pinaki Biswas, Shuping Lan, James D Clark, Jennifer A Hodge
This study evaluated the short-term effects of tofacitinib treatment on peripheral blood leukocyte phenotype and function, and the reversibility of any such effects following treatment withdrawal in healthy volunteers. Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seropositive subjects received oral tofacitinib 10 mg twice daily for 4 weeks and were followed for 4 weeks after drug withdrawal. There were slight increases in total lymphocyte and total T-cell counts during tofacitinib treatment, and B-cell counts increased by up to 26%...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Amos Lal, Megha C Dhamne, Andrew C Hui, Aftab Ahmad
We present a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) as a rare complication of herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis. A young man with no pertinent medical history was diagnosed with HSV encephalitis. After initial treatment, he showed improvement in symptomatology until day 6 when he acutely developed new neurological deficits. An urgent MRI brain showed changes in left temporal lobe consistent with HSV encephalitis and lack of flow void in superior sagittal sinus. Subsequent magnetic resonance venography confirmed the diagnosis of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis along with thrombosis of bilateral frontoparietal cortical draining veins...
February 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Caroline Gomes Carvalho, João Batista Medeiros-Filho, Meire Coelho Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: Oncological treatment can cause changes in the oral cavity compromising oral functions. The aim of the study was, based on a systematic review, to draft a guide directed at the team of health professionals involved in the oral care of oncological patients. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed for articles published between 2000 and April 2017. Searches were made of electronic databases and hand search. The inclusion criteria were systematic reviews of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and RCTs published in English, involving pediatric and adult oncological patients and focused on the prevention and treatment of oral complications as well as studies addressing the maintenance of oral health...
February 22, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Lindsay P Osborn, Philip R Cohen
Disseminated herpes zoster is defined as the presence of more than 20 lesions outside the dermatome. This unusual presentation is more common in immunosuppressed patients. Complications such as hepatitis, encephalitis, and pneumonitis are more likely in individuals with disseminated varicella zoster virus infection.A 63-year-old woman being treated for breast cancer developed multiple pustules and vesicles days after starting doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy. Ten individual lesions appeared on her chest, abdomen, back, and leg...
October 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Prachi Dua, Roman Shinder, Derek B Laskar, Douglas R Lazzaro, Allison E Rizzuti
Purpose: To report a case of hypertrophic herpes simplex virus (HSV) of the eyelid and cornea masquerading as IgG4-related disease. Observations: A 37-year old African American female with a past medical history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and a recent history of treated genital herpes, presented with an ulcerative lesion of the left upper and lower eyelids, and severe ocular inflammation with symblepharon...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Rosalind Ashton, Karen W Wong, Miriam Weinstein
BACKGROUND: Erythema multiforme (EM) is a mucocutaneous disease most often associated with preceding herpes simplex virus or Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. It is characterized by targetoid lesions occurring on the limbs and head and neck. Mucosal involvement can be extensive. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of lip adhesion as a complication of EM in a child who required corrective surgery and review similar oral commissure complications. METHODS: We completed a review of the literature for similar cases using PubMed and Medline...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Norberto Sugaya, Fernanda Martignago, Decio Pinto, Dante Migliari
Objective: This article describes a case of an Oral Eosinophilic Ulcer (OEU) in an otherwise healthy 31-year-old white woman. Introduction: The importance of reporting this case was the presence of recurrent episodes with lesions appearing in different areas of the oral mucosa, a type of manifestation not commonly associated with this disease. A typical manifestation of OEU occurs as a single ulceration that goes into healing after an incisional biopsy, a procedure usually required for a proper diagnosis of the disease...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
C M Batista, A V F Alves, L A Queiroz, B S Lima, R N P Filho, A A S Araújo, R L C de Albuquerque Júnior, J C Cardoso
The negative effects triggered by ultraviolet radiation, such as premature aging and carcinogenesis, have motivated several studies on photoprotection. Recent strategies for photoprotection have included the incorporation of natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as flavonoids, into sunscreens and the oral administration of natural antioxidant extracts. Brazilian Red propolis extract contains isoflavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Here, we investigate the photoprotective effects of orally- or topically-administered formulations containing hydroalcoholic extract of red propolis (HERP) in a rodent model...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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Neonatal herpes simplex virus infections are rare, but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Most newborns acquire herpes simplex virus infection in the peripartum period. For peripartum transmission to occur, women must be shedding the virus in their genital tracts symptomatically or asymptomatically around the time of delivery. There are evidence-based interventions in pregnancy to prevent the transmission to the newborn. Caesarean section should be performed in the presence of herpetic lesions, and antiviral prophylaxis in the last weeks of pregnancy is recommended to suppress genital tract herpes simplex virus at the time of delivery...
February 13, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
T Iizuka, D Kikuchi, S Hoteya, M Kaise
Esophageal stricture occurs at a high rate after endoscopic submucosal dissection, especially after entire circumferential dissection, leading to poor quality of life. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the stricture rate in circumferential mucosal defect cases following modified steroid administration. We enrolled 22 consecutive patients who underwent entire circumferential endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer between April 2010 and April 2015 at our hospital. Until January 2013, a systemic steroid-prednisolone-was administered at 30 mg/day and tapered over 8 weeks in the original method group (original group)...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Junichi Konma, Takuya Kotani, Takeshi Shoda, Takayasu Suzuka, Youhei Fujiki, Koji Nagai, Kenichiro Hata, Shuzo Yoshida, Tohru Takeuchi, Shigeki Makino, Shigeki Arawaka
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively investigated efficacy and safety of combination therapy with prednisolone (PSL) and tacrolimus (TAC) for progressive interstitial pneumonitis with systemic sclerosis (SSc-PIP). METHODS: We studied 11 patients with SSc-PIP who received combination therapy with PSL (0.5 mg/kg/d) and TAC (3 mg/d). RESULTS: Baseline Hugh-Jones grades were I, II, III, and IV in 2, 6, 2, and 1 patients, respectively. Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) values were elevated to 914 (range 300-2614) U/mL...
March 2, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
Aaron Saguil, Shawn Kane, Michael Mercado, Rebecca Lauters
Herpes zoster, or shingles, is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox. There are an estimated 1 million cases in the Unites States annually, with an individual lifetime risk of 30%. Patients with conditions that decrease cell-mediated immunity are 20 to 100 times more likely to develop herpes zoster. Patients may present with malaise, headache, low-grade fever, and abnormal skin sensations for two to three days before the classic maculopapular rash appears. The rash is usually unilateral, confined to a single dermatome, and typically progresses to clear vesicles that become cloudy and crust over in seven to 10 days...
November 15, 2017: American Family Physician
Md Koushikul Islam, Mårten Strand, Michael Saleeb, Richard Svensson, Pawel Baranczewski, Per Artursson, Göran Wadell, Clas Ahlm, Mikael Elofsson, Magnus Evander
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever virus affecting both humans and animals with severe morbidity and mortality and is classified as a potential bioterror agent due to the possible aerosol transmission. At present there is no human vaccine or antiviral therapy available. Thus, there is a great need to develop new antivirals for treatment of RVFV infections. Benzavir-2 was previously identified as potent inhibitor of human adenovirus, herpes simplex virus type 1, and type 2. Here we assess the anti-RVFV activity of benzavir-2 together with four structural analogs and determine pre-clinical pharmacokinetic parameters of benzavir-2...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
Guoping Ye, Meiling Su, Dingyu Zhu, Linyun Zhang, Wang Lin, Li Huang, Mingxia Wu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of conventional western medication and joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for herpes zoster in acute stage, and to explore its analgesic mechanism. METHODS: Seventy patients with acute herpes zoster were randomized into an observation group (33 cases after 2 dropping) and a control group (34 cases after 1 dropping). Patients in the observation group were treated with joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping at local ashi points for 7 times, once every other day...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Śladowska, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor that reversibly inhibits Janus-activated kinase (JAK)-dependent cytokine signaling, thus reducing inflammation. As a result of these mechanisms, effects on the immune system such as a moderate decrease in the total lymphocyte count, a dose-dependent decrease in natural killer (NK) cell count, and an increase in B-cell count have been observed. Therefore, tofacitinib provides an innovative approach to modulating the immune and inflammatory responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is especially important in individuals who do not respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or show a loss of response over time...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos, Aliki Geka, Konstantinos Malamos, Maria Kanari, Chris Kalogeropoulos
BACKGROUND Keratitis caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) can have detrimental effects on the cornea leading to loss of vision. Modern therapies can contribute to the prevention of anatomical and functional damage. CASE REPORT An 80-year-old male with complicated HSV-1 keratitis of the left eye (confirmed diagnosis after microbiological investigation) presented three months after antiviral treatment with corneal blurring, severe epitheliopathy, thinning of the stroma, and neovascularization. At the time he was referred, the visual acuity of his left eye was very low, as he could only count fingers at a one-foot distance...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Erica Tan Liu, Loren S Seery, Analisa Arosemena, Tania Lamba, Craig J Chaya
Purpose: To describe three cases of keratitis following Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). Observations: Three females with a history of glaucoma presented with corneal edema, keratitis (endothelial, epithelial) and decreased visual acuity shortly after SLT. There was variable resolution of symptoms after starting treatment with oral antiherpetics and topical steroids. Conclusions and importance: With the increase in usage of SLT as a treatment for glaucoma and subsequent reports of keratitis, it is imperative for ophthalmic surgeons to be aware of herpes simplex as a possible risk factor...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Meropi Aravantinou, Olga Mizenina, Giulia Calenda, Jessica Kenney, Ines Frank, Jeffrey D Lifson, Moriah Szpara, Lichen Jing, David M Koelle, Natalia Teleshova, Brooke Grasperge, James Blanchard, Agegnehu Gettie, Elena Martinelli, Nina Derby
Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1/2) similarly initiate infection in mucosal epithelia and establish lifelong neuronal latency. Anogenital HSV-2 infection augments the risk for sexual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission and is associated with higher HIV viral loads. However, whether oral HSV-1 infection contributes to oral HIV susceptibility, viremia, or oral complications of HIV infection is unknown. Appropriate non-human primate (NHP) models would facilitate this investigation, yet there are no published studies of HSV-1/SIV co-infection in NHPs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Hicham Titou, Christelle Ebongo, Naoufal Hjira
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine if the type and number of skin diseases can be clinical indicators of underlying immune status in HIV1 disease by estimating and correlating with the CD4 count and CDC stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study. All consecutive patients infected with HIV1 followed at the Dermatology Department of Rabat Military Hospital between January 2008 and January 2017 were studied for dermatological manifestations, CD4 count and CDC clinical stage...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
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