Gangrenous Chickenpox with Atypical Clinical and Histopathological Findings

Dermatopathology 2018;5:38 –40
Source: Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here.
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This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis.
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Authors: Housset B Abstract Vaccines have saved millions of lives and reduced the severity of many infections. A reduction in vaccination coverage is now reflected in the re-emergence of epidemics of mumps, pertussis, measles and chickenpox. Many people do not recognize the effectiveness of vaccination and fear the side effects. The main concern is the safety of vaccines. Lack of information weighs less than lack of trust in health authorities. The greater responsibility of the individual and the respect for his free will, may lead the authorities to a less vigourous promotion of the "vaccination duty" wh...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
UK Abstract In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections (chickenpox) or reactivation (shingles, herpes zoster) pose a particular challenge for neurologists and physicians in everyday clinical practice. On the one hand the various immunotherapeutic agents for treatment of MS have differently expressed risks for VZV-associated infections and on the other hand the currently available vaccination strategies (dead vs. live vaccines, single vs. combination vaccines) require an individualized approach. Moreover, in addition to the optimal timing of vaccination during the...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
Contributors : Ryan O'Shaughnessy ; Dan DepledgeSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensVaricella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a skin-tropic virus that infects epidermal keratinocytes and causes chickenpox. Although common, VZV infection can be life-threatening particularly in the immunocompromised. Therefore, understanding VZV-keratinocyte interactions is important to find new treatments beyond vaccination and anti-viral drugs. In VZV- infected skin, Kallikrein 6 (KLK6), and the ubiquitin-ligase MDM2 are up-regulated concomitant with Keratin 10 (K10) down-regulation. MDM2 binds to K...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Chickenpox usually affects children, but it can also occur in adults. In this article, we look at the specific symptoms and treatments of chickenpox in adults.
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This article will provide a basic overview of VZV, HZ, and HZO with a focus on preventative measures in an effort to prevent blindness through improving clinician awareness and education. The differences in clinical effectiveness and duration of effectiveness of the live (Zostavax) and recombinant vaccines (Shingrix) are illustrated. There is now a trend toward using the recombinant vaccine as recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for healthy adults 50 or older.
Source: Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms.
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Fletcher Smith, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was admitted to hospital on July 3 after his body had a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox he caught from his sisters.
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We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even after a sick person has left — and can lead to serious complications, this is really alarming. There is a simple way to help: get more people immunized. How many children receive vaccines? Most children in the US are immunized. Only a little more than 1% of children have no immunizations....
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
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