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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
#1
Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813089/polyspecific-antibodies-without-persisting-antigen-in-multiple-sclerosis-neurolupus-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-immune-network-connectivity-in-chronic-diseases
#2
Hansotto Reiber
The polyspecific antibody synthesis in multiple sclerosis (MS) gained diagnostic relevance with the frequent combination of measles-, rubella- and varicella zoster antibodies (MRZ-antibody reaction) but their pathophysiological role remains unknown. This review connects the data for intrathecal polyspecific antibody synthesis in MS and neurolupus with observations in the blood of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Simultaneously increased antibody and autoantibody titers in GBS blood samples indicate that the polyspecific antibodies are based on a general property of an immune network, supported by the deterministic day-to-day concentration variation of antibodies in normal blood...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812959/periocular-manifestations-of-trigeminal-trophic-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#3
Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809998/temporal-association-of-herpes-zoster-eruption-post-aminolevulinic-acid-hydrochloride-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratoses
#4
Katie Manno, Joel L Cohen
<p>Herpes zoster is a common and painful disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus with a higher incidence and severity associated with increasing age as well as compromised immune status. Acute inciting events for this eruption are not always known, but can include illness, stress, and mechanical injury. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely used treatment modality for precancerous skin lesions that has not been previously associated with provoking a herpes zoster outbreak. We present a case of herpes zoster eruption occurring after PDT for actinic keratoses in a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808209/herpes-zoster-in-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#5
Mohammad Darvishi, Narges Vasei
There is little information on herpes zoster infection in breast cancer patients as a complication during adjuvant chemotherapy. We report a case of herpes zoster in a 65-year-old woman presented with low grade fever and vital signs together with skin symptoms such as severe edema, irritation and itching in the left breast where there was wound drainage. PCR test revealed varicella zoster virus. To the best of our knowledge, the histologic features coupled with PCR led to a diagnosis of herpes zoster.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807604/focusing-on-the-implementation-of-21st-century-vaccines-for-adults
#6
Paolo Bonanni, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi, Chiara Lorini, Francesca Santomauro, Emilia Tiscione, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini
Adult immunization is a priority for public health, particularly in countries where an aging population has become increasingly more numerous. Protection against diseases which typically affect adults (like flu, pneumococcal diseases and Herpes zoster), the shift of age of infections which originally affected children (like measles), the decreasing protection with time for infections which need periodical booster doses of vaccines (Tdap), the availability of vaccines which can also impact on adult health (HPV) are only some examples of the importance of implementing targeted vaccination strategies...
August 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805309/safety-of-herpes-zoster-vaccination-among-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-being-treated-with-anti-tnf-medications
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N Khan, Y Shah, C Trivedi, J D Lewis
BACKGROUND: The risk of herpes zoster (HZ) is elevated in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated with anti-TNF medications. While it is optimal to give herpes zoster vaccine prior to initiation of therapy clinical circumstances may not always allow this. AIM: To determine the safety of giving herpes zoster vaccine while patients are on anti-TNF therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving IBD patients who were followed in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system between 2001 and 2016...
August 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799957/potential-clue-to-the-pathogenesis-of-varicella-zoster-virus-stromal-keratitis
#8
Amde Selassie Shifera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799299/a-comparative-study-of-csf-viral-rna-loads-between-hiv-positive-patients-with-neurological-manifestations-and-neurologically-asymptomatic-hiv-patients
#9
A D Mathur, S Devesh
INTRODUCTION: There are conflicting reports in literature about correlation of CSF viral RNA levels with neurological manifestations in HIV positive patients. Many studies in animals and human subjects have shown that CSF HIV-1 RNA can be useful as a specific marker of HIV induced neuropathology. To the contrary there are studies which show that neurological disease states can occur in absence of significant increase of CSF HIV RNA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted at Base hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, a tertiary care hospitals for HIV patients...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798978/shoulder-pain-due-to-cervical-radiculopathy-an-underestimated-long-term-complication-of-herpes-zoster-virus-reactivation
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Stefano Gumina, Vittorio Candela, Daniele Passaretti, Ciro Villani
PURPOSE: To evaluate if herpes zoster virus (HZV) reactivation may be considered in the aetiology of cervical radiculopathy. METHODS: The study group was composed of 110 patients (52 M-58F;mean age ± SD:46.5 ± 6.12; range:40-73) with a clinical diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Patients with signs of chronic damage on neurophysiological studies were submitted to an X-ray and to an MRI of the cervical spine in order to clarify the cause of the cervical radiculopathy and were investigated for a possible reactivation of HZV; HZV reactivation was considered as "recent" or "antique" if it occurs within or after 24 months from the onset of symptoms, respectively...
August 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791676/wolf-s-post-herpetic-isotopic-response-to-tocilizumab-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
Chia-Hua Lin, Hsiang-Cheng Chen, Hong-Wei Gao, Bai-Yao Wu
Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions may occur after the first or many exposures to tocilizumab, and they have varying presentations. Here, we describe a Wolf's isotopic response that manifested in a patient as erythema on the same site of a previous healed herpes zoster infection. This phenomenon has rarely been reported in the literature.
August 9, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783042/inborn-errors-in-rna-polymerase-iii-underlie-severe-varicella-zoster-virus-infections
#12
Benson Ogunjimi, Shen-Ying Zhang, Katrine B Sørensen, Kristian A Skipper, Madalina Carter-Timofte, Gaspard Kerner, Stefanie Luecke, Thaneas Prabakaran, Yujia Cai, Josephina Meester, Esther Bartholomeus, Nikhita Ajit Bolar, Geert Vandeweyer, Charlotte Claes, Yasmine Sillis, Lazaro Lorenzo, Raffaele A Fiorenza, Soraya Boucherit, Charlotte Dielman, Steven Heynderickx, George Elias, Andrea Kurotova, Ann Vander Auwera, Lieve Verstraete, Lieven Lagae, Helene Verhelst, Anna Jansen, Jose Ramet, Arvid Suls, Evelien Smits, Berten Ceulemans, Lut Van Laer, Genevieve Plat Wilson, Jonas Kreth, Capucine Picard, Horst Von Bernuth, Joël Fluss, Stephane Chabrier, Laurent Abel, Geert Mortier, Sebastien Fribourg, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Søren R Paludan, Trine H Mogensen
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) typically causes chickenpox upon primary infection. In rare cases, VZV can give rise to life-threatening disease in otherwise healthy people, but the immunological basis for this remains unexplained. We report 4 cases of acute severe VZV infection affecting the central nervous system or the lungs in unrelated, otherwise healthy children who are heterozygous for rare missense mutations in POLR3A (one patient), POLR3C (one patient), or both (two patients). POLR3A and POLR3C encode subunits of RNA polymerase III...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781838/acute-pancreatitis-in-immunocompromised-patients-beware-of-varicella-zoster-virus-primo-infection
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Adrien Picod, Elise Corre, Eric Maury, Paul Duriez, Nadia Hoyeau, Paul Coppo
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) primo-infection can be severe in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients. Atypical presentations are not uncommon and may mislead the diagnosis and delay adequate treatment. Valacyclovir prophylaxis should be systematically proposed in immunocompromised patients.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780657/combination-therapy-of-rituximab-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-childhood-lupus-nephritis
#14
Julien Hogan, Astrid Godron, Véronique Baudouin, Theresa Kwon, Jérôme Harambat, Georges Deschênes, Olivier Niel
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, the addition of rituximab (RTX) to the combination therapeutic regimen of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids failed to improve outcome in lupus nephritis (LN). However, recent data suggest that RTX may have steroid-sparing beneficial effects with an efficacy similar to that of conventional regimens. We report our experience with RTX in the treatment of children with LN. METHODS: Patients treated with RTX for first occurrence of LN class III to V were enrolled in the study...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774800/highlights-of-the-30th-international-conference-on-antiviral-research
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Graciela Andrei, Kara Carter, Zlatko Janeba, Aruna Sampath, Luis M Schang, E Bart Tarbet, R Anthony Vere Hodge, Mike Bray, José A Esté
The 30th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) was held in Atlanta, GA, USA from May 18 to 21, 2017. This report provides an account of award lectures, invited keynote addresses and oral presentations during the meeting. The 2017 Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by Michael Sofia highlighted one of the most important accomplishments in recent drug discovery in antiviral research, the identification of the hepatitis C virus direct-acting antiviral sofosbuvir and new alternatives to combat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
July 31, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765144/comparing-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-different-aetiologies-of-infectious-necrotising-retinitis
#16
Alessandro Invernizzi, Aniruddha Kishandutt Agarwal, Vittoria Ravera, Chiara Mapelli, Agostino Riva, Giovanni Staurenghi, Peter J McCluskey, Francesco Viola
AIMS: To compare optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of active necrotising infectious retinitis (NIR) due to toxoplasmosis or herpesviruses and to determine distinctive OCT signs for these two causes of infectious retinitis. METHODS: OCT scans from eyes with active NIR due to varicella zoster virus (VZV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and toxoplasmosis (TOXO) were reviewed. All images were evaluated for the presence of previously described OCT findings in TOXO-NIR and compared with the viral group...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763115/design-synthesis-and-the-biological-evaluation-of-a-new-series-of-acyclic-1-2-3-triazole-nucleosides
#17
Iwona E Głowacka, Graciela Andrei, Dominique Schols, Robert Snoeck, Katarzyna Gawron
A new strategy for the synthesis of N(3) -benzoylated- and N(3) -benzylated N(1) -propargylquinazoline-2,4-diones 30a-d and 31a-d from isatoic anhydride 41 is reported. The alkynes 30a-d and 31a-d were applied in the 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions with azides 27 and 28 to synthesize acyclic 1,2,3-triazole nucleosides. The obtained alkynes and 1,2,3-triazole were evaluated for antiviral activity against a broad range of DNA and RNA viruses. The alkyne 30d showed activity against adenovirus-2 (EC50  = 8.3 μM), while compounds 37a and 37d were also active toward herpes simplex virus-1 wild-type and thymidine kinase deficient (HSV-1 TK(-) ) strains (EC50 values in the range of 4...
August 1, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758156/varicella-zoster-virus-and-large-vessel-vasculitis-the-absence-of-an-association
#18
Gary W Procop, Charis Eng, Alison Clifford, Alexandra Villa-Forte, Leonard H Calabrese, Eric Roselli, Lars Svensson, Douglas Johnston, Gosta Pettersson, Edward Soltesz, Lisa Lystad, Julian D Perry, Alexander Blandford, Deborah A Wilson, Gary S Hoffman
OBJECTIVE: It is controversial whether microorganisms play a role in the pathogenesis of large and medium vessel vasculitides (eg, giant cell arteritis [GCA], Takayasu arteritis [TAK] and focal idiopathic aortitis [FIA]). Recent studies have reported the presence of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) within formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded temporal arteries and aortas of about three-quarters or more of patients with these conditions, and in a minority of controls. In a prospective study, we sought to confirm these findings using DNA extracted from vessels that were harvested under surgically aseptic conditions and snap frozen...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757922/earlier-treatment-improves-the-chances-of-complete-relief-from-postherpetic-neuralgia
#19
Dong Hee Kang, Su Young Kim, Hyuck Goo Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Tae Kyun Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: As herpes zoster progresses via postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) to well-established PHN, it presents its recalcitrant nature to the treatment. At this point, the well-established PHN is fixed as a non-treatable, but manageable chronic painful neuropathic disorder. This study evaluated the incidence of complete relief from PHN according to PHN duration at their first visit, and the other factors influencing it. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients with PHN at a university-based pain clinic over 7 years...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757102/new-prodrugs-of-two-pyrimidine-acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonates-synthesis-and-antiviral-activity
#20
Marcela Krečmerová, Martin Dračínský, Robert Snoeck, Jan Balzarini, Karel Pomeisl, Graciela Andrei
New 2,4-diamino-6-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)ethoxy]pyrimidine (PMEO-DAPy) and 1-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)ethyl]-5-azacytosine (PME-5-azaC) prodrugs were prepared with a pro-moiety consisting of carbonyloxymethyl esters (POM, POC), alkoxyalkyl esters, amino acid phosphoramidates and/or tyrosine. The activity of the prodrugs was evaluated in vitro against different virus families. None of the synthesized prodrugs demonstrated activity against RNA viruses but some of them proved active against herpesviruses [including herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)]...
July 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
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