A Population-Based Study of the Incidence and Complication Rates of Herpes Zoster Before Zoster Vaccine Introduction
- Recurrence of herpes zoster in a young woman with IgG3 deficiency. Ki-Hwan Yang; Ki-Ho Mun; Gun Woo Kim; Choon Soo Lee; Young-Deog Cha // Korean Journal of Anesthesiology;Dec2015, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p622
A letter to the editor is presented regarding the case of 32-year-old woman who was diagnosed with herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia.
- Shingles. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Jan2016, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1
The article provides information on shingles which is caused when the varicella-zoster virus reactivates and spreads along a nerve pathway causing a painful, blistering skin rash. Signs and symptoms of shingles may include pain or discomfort along the nerve branch, flu-like symptoms and a...
- Prospective study reveals impact of long-term shingles. Mayor, Susan // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Dec2013, Vol. 74 Issue 12, p671
The article presents the highlights of the 9th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society that was held in Venice, Italy on October 2-4, 2013. It features the Italian multicentre study, which showed that one out of five individuals aged 50 years onwards experienced prolonged...
- Nutritional Factors in Herpes Zoster, Postherpetic Neuralgia, and Zoster Vaccination. Chen, Jen-Yin; Chang, Chia-Yu; Lin, Yung-Song; Hu, Miao-Lin // Population Health Management;Dec2012, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p391
Herpes zoster (HZ) results from a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV). HZ and its most common complication, termed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), often cause long-term psychological distress and physical disabilities leading to profoundly negative impacts on the quality of...
- Treating shingles (herpes zoster) in the older person. Watkins, Jean // British Journal of Community Nursing;Sep2010, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p420
Shingles is a common problem and will affect a fifth of the population at some time in their lives (Opstelten, 2005). It may occur at any age but the incidence and severity of the condition increases with age (Johnson et al, 2008). It is therefore likely that community nurses, in their...
- Management of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Postherpetic Neuralgia. Stankus, Seth John // American Family Physician;4/15/2000, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p2437
Presents information on the management of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia. Pathophysiology of varicella-zoster virus; Clinical presentation of herpes zoster; Treatment of herpes zoster.
- Shingles pain sufferer. // Cortlandt Forum;1/25/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p17
The article provides information about the herpes zoster with postherapeutic neuralgia (PHN) in the U.S. A patient with PHN suffers his everyday activities like bathing, dressing, and cooking. Zoster patients may encounter scarring, bacterial superinfection and depression. Patients who develop...
- Shingles and neuropathic pain. Lowth, Mary // Practice Nurse;12/13/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p20
The article presents information to practice nurse on managing shingles and neuropathic pain. The pharmacological approaches to address neuropathic pain are the use of antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, topical agents and cannabinoids. The pharmacological approaches include health...
- Shingles vaccine reduces disease severity and sequelae in elderly. Nowlan, Mary // New Zealand Doctor;6/10/2015, p32
The article discusses the efficacy of Herpes zoster vaccine in reducing the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia among patients whose age are over 70 years older.