Herpes zoster

A common dermal and neurologic disorder caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that has remained dormant within dorsal root ganglia, often for decades, after the patient's initial exposure to the virus in the form of varicella (chickenpox). It is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area.

Disease Alternative Name

zoster
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46F She is on MDT for MB(Adult) Leprosy (Other) with grade I disability (ulcer on right sole) and taking Prednisolone fo...See More

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Yes this is herpes zoster You rightly put her on acyclovir Kindly give the full doses of 800mg 5times a day and tapper off gradually and keep on maintenance dose don't withdraw immidiately Second thing don't stop steroids as she on Rest loc...


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TREATMENT ALGORITHMS OF HERPES ZOSTER

Dear my friends, I would like to clarify the treatment regarding Herpes Zoster, Herpes Simplex, Chicken Pox also called Varicella Zoster. Treatment of Herpes Zoster ...See More

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Dr Amit Shah, Diabetes is different, steven johnson syndrome is a side effect of sulfonamides, bullous vesicles involving skin& mucous membranes, treatment is for the time being start insulin,stop oral drugs for Diabetes, stop sulfonamides ...


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