Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk
But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease
Conclusion: Anterior uveitis was the most common pattern found among uveitis patients. Herpes simplex and toxoplasmic chorioretinitis were the most common-identified infectious causes. PMID: 31429610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article highlights practical considerations to help clinicians appropriately apply the most recent vaccine recommendations to their patients.
We report a novel case of facial erythema in a patient treated with dupilumab.
Background: The live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine (ZVL) is approved for patients 50 years of age for the prevention of herpes zoster (HZ) and postpostherpetic neuralgia. ZVL is even recommended for those who have had a prior episode of HZ (1). The efficacy of ZVL wanes 5 years after vaccination. Therefore, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends postponing vaccination until age 60, when patients are at the highest risk of developing HZ and its complications (2). Additionally, the immunity induced by an initial episode of HZ may be comparable to that provided by ZVL, putting the utility of ZVL vaccinati...
We reported a case of neonatal varicella, which the patient ’s mother developed maculopapular rash at her trunk 1 day after giving birth, with history of a family member living in the same house diagnosed with herpes zoster for an unknown onset, and another member with varicella few weeks prior, which the rash disappeared before the patient’s birth.
We describe a 56-year-old Chinese male with well controlled HIV presenting with recurrent genital ulceration despite suppressive therapy with ACV. He was first treated for presumptive ACV resistant HSV three years ago due to poor clinical response to ACV.
Herpes zoster is a dermatologic condition characterized by multiple painful vesicles and ulceration along a dermatome innervated by a dorsal root or sensory ganglion. It is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the setting of stress, infection, illness or an immunosuppressed state. Common complications of herpes zoster include postherpetic neuralgia and bacterial superinfection. If cranial nerves are involved, patients may suffer from ophthalmologic sequelae or meningoencephalitis.
Background: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a neuropathic pain syndrome persisting or resuming after resolution of the herpes zoster (HZ) inflammatory rash. There is no consensus on best treatment, options for which are primarily pharmacologic and aimed at pain management
Introduction: Several dermatoses can present during pregnancy. Pemphigoid gestationis, also known as herpes gestationis or gestational pemphigoid, is a rare, pruritic, vesiculobullous eruption that often occurs during the third trimester or postpartum period of pregnancy.
A 48-year-old woman with a history of AIDS and stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma status post chemotherapy and stem cell transplant presented with 8 months of painful perineal erosions and exophytic plaques. Her medical history was significant for acyclovir-resistant herpes simplex virus (HSV) and multiple opportunistic infections. Examination revealed diffuse discontinuous eroded plaques in the perineum, and scattered skin-colored and hyperpigmented exophytic plaques with raised borders and central craters overlying the sacrum, gluteal cleft, and perineum.