Stellate Ganglion Block in Herpes Zoster

Condition:   Pain, Neuropathic Interventions:   Procedure: Stellate ganglion block;   Procedure: Sham Stellate ganglion block Sponsors:   Tanta University;   Mohamad Gamal Elmawy, M.D Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Herpes zoster classically presents as a vesicular eruption along a single dermatome that correlates with the dorsal root ganglion in which varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivates. Such cases most commonly involve a single thoracic dermatome, but other rare presentations of herpes zoster have been reported including multidermatomal herpes zoster. This letter reports a case of multidermatomal herpes zoster affecting cervical dermatomes C2-C5 and presents all previously published cases of multidermatomal herpes zoster in which involved dermatomes were reported to determine if this condition has a predilection for cervical de...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A complete recovery of cranial nerves VII and VIII in the course of RHS can be achieved. PMID: 31816219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neuro Endocrinol Lett Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pain;   Neuropathic Interventions:   Procedure: Stellate ganglion block;   Procedure: Sham Stellate ganglion block Sponsors:   Tanta University;   Mohamad Gamal Elmawy, M.D Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Rationale: Although most complications of herpes zoster (HZ) are associated with the spread of varicella-zoster virus from the initially involved sensory ganglion, motor nerve impairment, such as limb weakness, is a rare but severe complication that is difficult to treat. Patient concern: A 73-year-old female presented with sudden left upper limb pain and weakness after HZ. Diagnosis: Brachial plexopathy following HZ (postherpetic brachial plexopathy). Intervention: Despite alleviation of the vesicles with antiviral treatments, the left upper limb weakness and neuropathic pain did not improve. After obtaining pa...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
The clear tissue at the front of the eye is known as the cornea, and it must remain crystal clear in order for an individual to see clearly. The herpes viruses can infect the cornea, causing damage to tissue and possibly causing lasting visual impairment if not quickly identified and treated. Herpes simplex: the cold sore virus One of the most common infections of the cornea is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV type I and HSV type II), or the cold sore virus. The most common question from patients with HSV infection of the cornea is “How did I get this?” The answer is fairly simple. The virus is everywher...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Eye Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
ObjectivePulsed radiofrequency (PRF) can relieve postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused by herpes zoster (HZ) infection. Nevertheless, its curative effect can vary and may be related to the duration of treatment period. The following study investigates the efficacy and safety of CT ‐guided PRF modulation on HZ neuralgia over different periods and different time points.Materials and MethodsA total of 150 patients with HZ/PHN were enrolled at the Pain Department, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University between January 2013 and December 2016. According to the course of disease, the patients were randomly divided into gr...
Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Source Type: research
AbstractPeripheral nerve injury downregulates the expression of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) and voltage-gated potassium channel subunit Kv1.2 by increasing their DNA methylation in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (TET1) causes DNA demethylation. Given that DRG MOR and Kv1.2 downregulation contribute to neuropath ic pain genesis, this study investigated the effect of DRG TET1 overexpression on neuropathic pain. Overexpression of TET1 in the DRG through microinjection of herpes simplex virus expressing full-length TET1 mRNA into the injured rat DRG significantly allevi...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsEarly application of TFEI in the acute phase of zoster can be a useful option for ZAP control and prevention of chronic neuropathic pain such as PHN.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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