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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911430/-clinical-presentations-of-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-diagnosis-and-therapy
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G M Chernakova, E A Kleshcheva, T B Semenova
: Approximately a quarter of the world's population at some point in life is at risk of developing shingles (Herpes Zoster). In 10-20% of cases the first branch of the trigeminal nerve gets involved (Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, HZO). Ophthalmic complications of HZO are able to cause a significant reduction in visual function. AIM: To study and summarize clinical features of HZO (including the rate of complications and their nature) and to determine the relationship between clinical and laboratory data from these patients...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911112/treatment-of-alpha-and-beta-herpesvirus-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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C L Abad, R R Razonable
Human herpesviruses frequently cause infections in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Areas covered: We provide an overview of the clinical impact of alpha and beta herpesviruses and highlight the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, clinical indications, and adverse effects of antiviral drugs for the management of herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and cytomegalovirus. We comprehensively evaluated key clinical trials that led to drug approval, and served as the foundation for management guidelines...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904277/herpes-zoster-duplex-unilateralis-two-cases-and-brief-literature-review
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Jee Hee Son, Bo Young Chung, Hye One Kim, Hee Jin Cho, Chun Wook Park
Cases involving dermatomal herpes zoster in two or more locations are rare, especially in immunocompetent patients. When two noncontiguous dermatomes are involved, if affected unilaterally, it is called herpes zoster duplex unilateralis; if bilaterally, bilateralis. Here, we report two cases of herpes zoster duplex unilateralis. A 66-year-old man presented with painful erythematous grouped vesicles on his left scalp, forehead, trunk, and back (left [Lt.] V1, Lt. T8). Histologic findings were consistent with herpetic infection...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904265/a-study-of-intravenous-administration-of-vitamin-c-in-the-treatment-of-acute-herpetic-pain-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
#4
Min Sung Kim, Dong Jin Kim, Chan Ho Na, Bong Seok Shin
BACKGROUND: Although there are several available management strategies for treatment of both acute pain of herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), it is difficult to treat them adequately. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intravenously administrated vitamin C on acute pain and its preventive effects on PHN in patients with HZ. METHODS: Between September 2011 and May 2013 eighty-seven patients who were admitted for HZ were assessed according to age, sex, underlying diseases, duration of pain and skin lesion, dermatomal distribution, and PHN...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904197/myelitis-a-rare-neurological-complication-of-herpes-zoster
#5
Monika Mohanbhai Agrawal, Rashmi Samir Mahajan, Freny Erachshaw Bilimoria, Kishan Rasubhai Ninama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902409/prevention-of-herpes-zoster-and-its-complications-from-the-clinic-to-the-real-life-experience-with-the-vaccine
#6
Giovanni Gabutti, Nicoletta Valente, Parvanè Kuhdari, Silvia Lupi, Armando Stefanati
The Herpes Zoster (HZ) is an acute viral illness characterized by a vesicular rash, with unilateral distribution, which can eventually cause severe complications, such as the post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the ophthalmic zoster, stroke or other neurological complications. In Europe, an incidence between 2.0 and 4.6 cases per 1,000 persons-year is estimated, with an increase after 50 years of age. Currently, the therapeutic options for HZ are only partially effective to limit the acute phase, while the management of complications is frequently complex and not satisfactory...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896784/ocular-involvement-associated-with-varicella-in-adults
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Salma Gargouri, Sana Khochtali, Sourour Zina, Molka Khairallah, Imen Zone-Abid, Imen Kaibi, Salim Ben Yahia, Jamel Feki, Moncef Khairallah
BACKGROUND: Varicella is a common infectious disease primarily of childhood that is usually benign and self-limited. It is, however, increasingly seen in adults who are at a higher risk of severe infection. Ocular complications of varicella are relatively uncommon and have been rarely described in adults. We describe herein five adults who developed ocular involvement in association with primary varicella-zoster virus infection. FINDINGS: Ocular manifestations included acute anterior uveitis in four eyes, with associated stromal keratitis in one of them, epithelial ulcerative keratitis in the two eyes of one patient, and acute retinal necrosis in one eye...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896624/autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-complicated-with-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Hang Xiang, Xiaomei Zhang, Chao Yang, Wenhuan Xu, Xin Ge, Rong Zhang, Ya Qiu, Wanjun Sun, Fan Li, Tianyuan Xiang, Haixu Chen, Zheng Wang, Qiang Zeng
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with continuous or recurrent symptoms. A 42-year-old male patient with intermittent diarrhea accompanied by bloody mucopurulent stools was admitted to our hospital. The diagnosis of UC was confirmed by a combination of laboratory examination, colonoscopy, and histological assay. The patient developed herpes zoster in the hospital, which challenged traditional treatments. Therefore, we performed an autologous bone marrow cells to modulate the immune system with his permission...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896415/predicting-risk-factors-for-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-using-ordered-logistic-regression-analysis
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Yuko Kanbayashi, Yosuke Matsumoto, Junya Kuroda, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shigeo Horiike, Toyoshi Hosokawa, Masafumi Taniwaki
To identify risk factors for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), we conducted a retrospective chart review of 163 consecutive patients who underwent HCT between November 2004 and July 2014. Overall, the male/female (M/F) ratio was 80/83, median age at HCT was 54 (range 15-69) years, and autologous/allogeneic HCT (auto/allo-HCT) ratio was 71/92. Forty-four patients [M/F, 25/19; median age, 57 (range: 16-68) years; auto/allo-HCT, 26/18] developed VZV infection after HCT...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895041/infections-and-the-risk-of-incident-giant-cell-arteritis-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Rennie L Rhee, Peter C Grayson, Peter A Merkel, Gunnar Tomasson
OBJECTIVES: Alterations in the immune system and infections are suspected to increase susceptibility to giant cell arteritis (GCA). Recently herpes zoster has been directly implicated in the pathogenesis of GCA. We examined the association between prior infections, in particular herpes zoster, and incident GCA in a population-based cohort. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed using an electronic database from the UK. Cases with newly diagnosed GCA were identified using a validated algorithm and compared with age-matched, sex-matched and practice-matched controls...
November 28, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890172/opportunistic-infections-in-biological-therapy-risk-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Paul A Bryant, John W Baddley
Patients being treated with biological therapies are at increased risk for serious infections, including opportunistic infections. Although more is known about opportunistic infection risk with older biologics, such as antitumor necrosis factor drugs, there is less knowledge of opportunistic infection risk with newer biological therapies. The incidence of certain opportunistic infections (tuberculosis, herpes zoster, pneumocystosis) has been rigorously evaluated in large observational studies. However, data are more limited for other infections (histoplasmosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria)...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890168/incidence-and-prevention-of-herpes-zoster-reactivation-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Eliza F Chakravarty
Herpes zoster is the reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus usually occurring decades after initial exposure, and manifesting as a painful vesicular rash occurring along one or more dermatomes. Zoster incidence increases with age as cell mediated immunity against latent virus wanes. Epidemiological evidence suggests that individuals with underlying rheumatic diseases are at increased risk for zoster. It remains unclear whether this is due to immunosuppressive medications or from immune dysregulation of the underlying disease...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883372/a-case-of-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-varicella-zoster-virus-in-an-immunocompetent-older-patient
#13
Jeong Eun Lee, Shinwon Lee, Kye Hyung Kim, Hee Ryeong Jang, Young Joo Park, Jin Suk Kang, Sung Yong Han, Sun Hee Lee
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a human neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that causes chickenpox (varicella) in children. VZV reactivation may lead to neurological complications, including transverse myelitis. However, transverse myelitis caused by VZV reactivation is rare in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we report a case of transverse myelitis caused by VZV in an immunocompetent older patient, and confirmed this case by polymerase chain reaction. A 79-year-old woman visited our service with complaints of weakness in the right lower leg, generalized vesicular eruptions, and throbbing pain in the right flank for ten days...
November 11, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881354/-analysis-of-immune-suppression-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-complicated-by-herpes-zoster-virus-infection
#14
Hui Ouyang, Xue-Chang He, Yi Zhou, Zhao-Xia Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the changes in cellular immune function and the safety of physical therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated by herpes zoster (HZ) virus infection. Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted among 10 SLE pateints with HZ virus infection, with 30 SLE patients without HZ infection as the control group. The results of routine laboratory tests and T lymphocyte subset counts (before and during infection and after cure of infection) were compared between the two groups...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880853/risk-of-stroke-after-herpes-zoster-evidence-from-a-german-self-controlled-case-series-study
#15
Tania Schink, Sigrid Behr, Kathrin Thöne, Hélène Bricout, Edeltraut Garbe
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV). A severe complication of HZ is VZV vasculopathy which can result in ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. The aims of our study were to assess the risk of stroke after the onset of HZ and to investigate the roles of stroke subtype, HZ location and the time interval between HZ onset and stroke. METHODS: A self-controlled case-series study was performed on a cohort of patients with incident stroke recorded in the German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database (GePaRD), which covers about 20 million persons throughout Germany...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879550/successful-treatment-of-brachial-plexopathy-due-to-herpes-zoster-infection-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin
#16
Michel Sáenz-Farret, Valeria Sandoval-Rodríguez, Claudia Esther Paz-Navarro, Carlos Zúñiga-Ramírez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the case of a male patient with Parkinson disease who developed brachial plexopathy (BP) due to varicella-zoster virus, which was successfully treated with human immunoglobulin. METHOD: We report the case of a 75-year-old male subject with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease who came to our hospital complaining of pain, skin lesions, and strength loss in his right arm during the past 2 months. Physical examination revealed vesicular rash compatible with varicella-zoster virus lesions...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876197/vaccination-of-special-populations-protecting-the-vulnerable
#17
REVIEW
Mark Doherty, Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Jose Ignacio Santos, Lawrence R Stanberry, Annika M Hofstetter, Susan L Rosenthal, Anthony L Cunningham
One of the strategic objectives of the 2011-2020 Global Vaccine Action Plan is for the benefits of immunisation to be equitably extended to all people. This approach encompasses special groups at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as preterm infants and pregnant women, as well as those with chronic and immune-compromising medical conditions or at increased risk of disease due to immunosenescence. Despite demonstrations of effectiveness and safety, vaccine uptake in these special groups is frequently lower than expected, even in developed countries with vaccination strategies in place...
November 18, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875624/a-case-of-miller-fisher-syndrome-associated-with-preceding-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#18
Angelo Cascio Rizzo, Martina Ulivi, Nicoletta Brunelli, Alessio Pepe, Giovanni Assenza, Lucia Florio, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870601/t-cell-immunity-to-varicella-zoster-virus-in-the-setting-of-advanced-hiv-and-multiple-varicella-zoster-virus-recurrences
#19
Rachel A Bender Ignacio, Meena S Ramchandani, Kerry J Laing, Christine M Johnston, David M Koelle
A woman presented with at least four manifestations of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, including central nervous system vasculitis, during her first 2 years of HIV infection. We evaluated her CD4 T cell responses to VZV given the infrequency with which multiple recurrences of VZV occurred, especially following immune reconstitution on antiretroviral therapy.
November 21, 2016: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866180/positive-effects-of-uyakujunkisan-therapy-kampo-medicine-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-concomitant-pregabalin-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
#20
Toshiaki Kogure, Naoyuki Harada, Kanoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Tatsumi
Context • The hallmark of herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering rash, but neuropathic pain can persist beyond the clearing of the rash and is diagnosed as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic pain syndrome. However, the pain in PHN is often refractory to treatment. Objective • The study investigated the ability of Uyakujunkisan (UJS), or Kampo medicine, a traditional herbal medicine, to treat PHN successfully. Design • The study was observational, with discussion of 2 cases. Setting • The study took place in the Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine at Gunma Central and General Hospital (Maebashi, Gunma, Japan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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