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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756726/-neonatal-facial-palsy-identification-of-herpes-simplex-virus-1-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-case-report
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Simón Lubián López, Juan J Pérez Guerrero, Patricia Salazar Oliva, Isabel Benavente Fernández
Neonatal facial palsy is very uncommon and is generally diagnosed at birth. We present the first published case of neonatal facial palsy with identification of herpes simplex virus 1 in cerebrospinal fluid. A 35-day-old male was presented at the Emergency Department with mouth deviation to the left and impossibility of full closure of the right eye. There were no symptoms of infection or relevant medical history. Physical examination was compatible with peripheral facial palsy. Studies performed at admission were normal (blood count, biochemical analysis and coagulation blood tests and cerebrospinal fluid analysis)...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750233/description-of-an-in-vivo-oral-mucosa-hsv-1-infection-model-in-mice
#2
Leidy Y Bastidas-Legarda, Edgar O Beltrán, Lina M Marín-Gallón, Jaime E Castellanos, Sonia P Bohórquez
In this work, we established an in vivo murine model of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection involving inoculation by scarification of the oral mucosain order to study its dissemination towards the trigeminal ganglion (TG). Both viral DNA and infectious virions were detected on the third day postinfection (p.i.). Viral proteins revealed by immunohistochemistry were mainly found at seven days p.i., when the latency-associated transcript (LAT) was also detected. This model simulated the dissemination process of HSV-1, which could be used to study herpes pathogenesis starting in the oral mucosa...
December 2017: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749113/clinical-translation-of-recommendations-from-randomised-trials-for-management-of-herpes-simplex-virus-keratitis
#3
Maria Cabrera-Aguas, Dana Robaei, Peter McCluskey, Stephanie Watson
IMPORTANCE: Standardise initial anti-viral therapy for herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) BACKGROUND: To determine prescribing trends for the management of HSK and compare the trends to available clinical trial evidence. DESIGN: Retrospective review of patients at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred and one eyes of 296 patients prescribed anti-virals for HSK aged 18 years and above, from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013...
May 10, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748821/absorption-distribution-metabolism-and-excretion-of-the-novel-helicase-primase-inhibitor-amenamevir-asp2151-in-rodents
#4
Yoshiaki Ohtsu, Yoko Susaki, Kiyoshi Noguchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The helicase-primase inhibitor amenamevir (ASP2151) is a novel therapeutic agent which has been approved for the treatment of herpes zoster. The present study examined the pharmacokinetic profile of amenamevir in rodents and compared it with data from the literature of past and current established therapies (acyclovir and valaciclovir) to provide additional data to facilitate drug discovery and proper drug use. METHODS: In situ absorption, blood and plasma radioactivity concentrations, tissue distribution, and excretion were determined using liquid scintillation counting...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719817/the-role-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-cervical-cancer-a-brief-update
#5
REVIEW
Semir Vranic, Farhan Sachal Cyprian, Saghir Akhtar, Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) belongs to the group of gamma-herpes viruses and was the first recognized human oncovirus. EBV is responsible for infectious mononucleosis and multiple lymphoid and epithelial malignancies including B-cell lymphomas (Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder), various T-cell/NK lymphoproliferative disorders, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and gastric carcinoma, respectively. In addition, the presence of EBV has been documented in other cancers including breast, prostate, oral, and salivary gland carcinomas...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719649/a-case-of-post-encephalitic-optic-neuritis-clinical-spectrum-differential-diagnosis-and-management
#6
Ravinder Kumar, Abhishek Bhargava, Gagan Jaiswal, Viral R Soni, Bhoomika Katbamna, Arpit Vashisht
Purpose: Most cases of optic neuritis are idiopathic or are associated with multiple sclerosis. We present a case in which a young female developed post-infectious left optic neuritis following herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). Case Report: A 24-year-old female presented with a severe headache, fever, and malaise of a one-week duration. Viral encephalitis was diagnosed and treated; intravenous acyclovir (750 mg every 8 h) was administered for 14 days. The patient improved clinically and was prescribed oral valacyclovir (1,000 mg, three times daily) for an additional 3 months as an outpatient...
April 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710022/-a-case-of-bilateral-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-following-herpes-zoster-of-the-trigeminal-nerve
#7
Mariko Iwasa, Yohei Mima, Aya Ito, Yuko Abe, Naoko Ueda, Ryoichi Otsubo
A 62 year-old man, who was taking prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome, was diagnosed with herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve and treated with oral valacyclovir. One month later, he reported pain from the right side of the head and vomiting. MRI revealed an acute infarction in the right frontal lobe and dissection of the internal carotid artery of the right cervix. Trauma or other potential triggers were not observed. In consideration of the preceding condition of varicella zoster virus infection, acyclovir was administered in addition to unfractionated heparin, but an intramural hematoma emerged in the left internal carotid artery...
April 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708929/surgical-management-of-herpetic-keratitis
#8
Sonal Tuli, Matthew Gray, Ankit Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to discuss the options for, and recent developments in, the surgical treatment of herpes keratitis. Although the mainstay of treatment of herpetic keratitis is topical or oral antiviral agents, surgical intervention may be necessary for corneal melting or long-term complications such as scarring, lipid keratopathy, necrotizing keratitis, and neurotrophic keratitis. RECENT FINDINGS: There are a number of surgical therapies available for herpes keratitis...
April 27, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699563/adverse-events-profile-of-oral-corticosteroids-among-asthma-patients-in-the-uk-cohort-study-with-a-nested-case-control-analysis
#9
Marlene Bloechliger, Daphne Reinau, Julia Spoendlin, Shih-Chen Chang, Klaus Kuhlbusch, Liam G Heaney, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the adverse events profile of oral prednisolone among adult asthma patients in the UK. METHODS: Using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink, we conducted a series of cohort studies to quantify incidence rates and incidence rate ratios, and a series of nested case-control analyses to estimate crude and adjusted odds ratios, of 11 different potential corticosteroid-related adverse events (bone-related conditions, hypertension, peptic ulcer, severe infections, herpes zoster, diabetes mellitus type 2, cataract, glaucoma, chronic kidney disease, affective disorders, and cardiovascular events)...
April 27, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697435/management-of-herpes-simplex-virus-epithelial-keratitis
#10
Mehdi Roozbahani, Kristin M Hammersmith
PURPOSE: To review recent advancements in the management of herpes simplex virus (HSV) epithelial keratitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Trifluridine eye drop, acyclovir (ACV) ointment, ganciclovir gel, and oral ACV are still the main therapeutic agents. Cryopreserved amniotic membrane has been recently used as an adjuvant treatment. Resistance to ACV has become a concerning issue. The animal models of HSV vaccine are able to reduce HSV keratitis. New antivirals are under development...
April 24, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656541/a-novel-herpesvirus-associated-with-chronic-superficial-keratitis-and-proliferative-conjunctivitis-in-a-great-horned-owl-bubo-virginianus
#11
Molly D Gleeson, Bret A Moore, Sydney G Edwards, Sarah Stevens, April L Childress, James F X Wellehan, Jessica Robertson, Christopher J Murphy, Michelle G Hawkins, Joanne Paul-Murphy
An adult great-horned owl (Bubo virginianus; GHOW) presented with a history of recurrent corneal ulceration of the right eye (OD). Findings included ulcerative superficial keratitis, proliferative conjunctivitis, and iris pigmentary changes. The ulcer was initially nonresponsive to medical therapy, but showed rapid and appropriate healing following diamond burr debridement. Proliferative conjunctivitis markedly improved following topical antiviral therapy with cidofovir 1%, interferon alpha 2B ophthalmic solutions, and oral l-lysine...
April 14, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655629/intramuscular-vaccination-of-guinea-pigs-with-the-live-attenuated-human-herpes-simplex-vaccine-vc2-stimulates-a-transcriptional-profile-of-vaginal-th17-and-regulatory-tr1-responses
#12
Brent A Stanfield, Paul J F Rider, John Caskey, Fabio Del Piero, Konstantin G Kousoulas
Herpes simplex virus is a common causative agent of oral and genital diseases. Novel vaccines and therapeutics are needed to combat herpes infections especially after the failure of subunit vaccines in human clinical trials. We have shown that the live-attenuated HSV-1 VC2 vaccine strain is unable to establish latency in vaccinated animals and produces a robust immune response capable of completely protecting mice against lethal vaginal HSV-1 or HSV-2 infections. The guinea pig represents the best small animal model of genital HSV-2 disease...
April 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601626/successful-therapy-of-severe-oro-labial-herpes-simplex-with-muco-adhesive-acyclovir
#13
Ted Rosen
Although muco-adhesive acyclovir 50mg tablets are only approved for the management of recurrent oro-labial HSV-1 infections, their ability to achieve extremely high concentrations in saliva and oral tissues suggests the potential for other uses. In this case, the agent was successfully utilized as a single tablet monotherapy leading to rapid clinical resolution of severe post-operative oro-labial infection. <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(4):479-480.</em></p>.
April 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567141/intra-muscular-and-oral-vaccination-using-a-koi-herpesvirus-orf25-dna-vaccine-does-not-confer-protection-in-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l
#14
Carmen W E Embregts, Roni Tadmor-Levi, Tomáš Veselý, Dagmar Pokorová, Lior David, Geert F Wiegertjes, Maria Forlenza
Koi Herpes Virus (KHV or Cyprinid Herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3) is among the most threatening pathogens affecting common carp production as well as the highly valuable ornamental koi carp. To date, no effective commercial vaccine is available for worldwide use. A previous study reported that three intramuscular injections with an ORF25-based DNA vaccine, led to the generation of neutralizing antibodies and conferred significant protection against an intraperitoneal challenge with KHV. In the present study, we set out to optimize an ORF25-based DNA vaccination protocol that required fewer injections and would confer protection upon a challenge that better resembled the natural route of infection...
March 19, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565203/management-of-herpes-zoster-shingles-during-pregnancy
#15
Khalea Hayward, Abigail Cline, Angela Stephens, Linda Street
An infection with the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes both varicella and herpes zoster (HZ). Although rare, the development of HZ does occur during pregnancy. Maternal HZ does not result in increased foetal mortality, and the passage of VZV to the foetus rarely occurs. However, HZ does increase maternal morbidity. Upon infection with HZ, patients typically present with a viral prodrome preceding the appearance of the characteristic zoster rash. HZ is usually diagnosed clinically by the zoster rash, but can also be confirmed by a polymerase chain reaction and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561414/behcet-disease-combined-with-sjogren-syndrome-a-unique-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Fang-He Ju, Ting-Zhen Xu, Hui-Hua Hong, He Mao, Meng Wang, Zhen Wang
RATIONALE: Behcet disease(BD) and Sjogren syndrome(SS) are separate conditions that rarely concomitantly affect an individual. In theory,mild symptoms of patients with BD or SS are easy to igore and,thus,remain undiagnosed. There,it is reasonable to believe there may be some clinical cases of combined diseases that go undiscovered and which needs to be taken seriously. In addition,it has been suggested that herpes simplex virus(HSV) types 1 and 2 are associated with BD,but have not been shown to be correlated to the direct pathogenesis of BD...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559974/viral-mirnas-alter-host-cell-mirna-profiles-and-modulate-innate-immune-responses
#17
Afsar R Naqvi, Jennifer Shango, Alexandra Seal, Deepak Shukla, Salvador Nares
Prevalence of the members of herpesvirus family in oral inflammatory diseases is increasingly acknowledged suggesting their likely role as an etiological factor. However, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. In our recent miRNA profiling of healthy and diseased human tooth pulps, elevated expression of human herpesvirus encoded viral microRNAs (v-miRs) were identified. Based on the fold induction and significance values, we selected three v-miRs namely miR-K12-3-3p [Kaposi sarcoma-associated virus (KSHV)], miR-H1 [herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1)], and miR-UL-70-3p [human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)] to further examine their impact on host cellular functions...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559601/-topical-ozone-therapy-an-innovative-solution-to-patients-with-herpes-zoster
#18
Jian Huang, Jinhua Huang, Yaping Xiang, Lihua Gao, Yizhi Pan, Jianyun Lu
To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of topical ozone therapy for patients with herpes zoster by reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM).
 Methods: A total of 60 patients with herpes zoster were divided into a control group and an ozone treatment group (n=30). In the control group, patients took oral valacyclovir tablets or granules (0.3 g per day, three times a day) and they were subjected to local weak laser irradiation treatment plus topical 2% mupirocin ointment twice a day. In the ozone group, the treatment is same as the control group except mupirocin ointment was replaced with topical ozone treatment (hydrotherapy every day plus ozonated oil twice a day)...
February 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554007/case-series-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-with-acute-orbital-inflammation
#19
Eunoo Bak, Namju Kim, Sang In Khwarg, Ho-Kyung Choung
SIGNIFICANCE: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) has variable initial manifestations, and acute orbital inflammation may be the first sign without apparent zoster rash. This case series is significant for presenting diverse clinical features and treatment options of HZO with acute orbital inflammation. PURPOSE: To report a case series of patients diagnosed as HZO with acute orbital inflammation including two cases with unique presentations. CASE REPORTS: Medical records of four patients of HZO with acute orbital inflammation were reviewed...
March 16, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544668/neonatal-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
#20
REVIEW
Swetha G Pinninti, David W Kimberlin
Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an uncommon but devastating infection in the newborn, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The use of PCR for identification of infected infants and acyclovir for treatment has significantly improved the prognosis for affected infants. The subsequent use of suppressive therapy with oral acyclovir following completion of parenteral treatment of acute disease has further enhanced the long-term prognosis for these infants. This review article will discuss the epidemiology, risk factors and routes of acquisition, clinical presentation, and evaluation of an infant suspected to have the infection, and treatment of proven neonatal HSV disease...
March 12, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
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