Latest Herpes zoster Stories
Medications frequently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis appear to be associated with an increased risk for herpes zoster, a painful infection also known as shingles that is characterized by blisters, according to a new study.
You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Solace Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company discovering and developing innovative treatments for pain, announced the initiation of a proof-of-concept clinical trial of SLC022 in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).
Scientists looking for treatments to control the AIDS virus may find hope in a cheap drug traditionally used to treat herpes.
Epiphany Biosciences has announced that a Phase IIb dose-ranging study to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of the company's lead compound, valomaciclovir in patients with acute herpes zoster infection, will continue as originally designed following an interim analysis.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiphany Biosciences, Inc.
U.S. researchers say chickenpox cases have fallen by up to 90 percent in some communities since the vaccine was introduced in 1995.
The alarming fact is that over half of all Americans have oral herpes and at least twenty percent (one out of five) suffer from genital herpes or herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2).
BioVex has announced that the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has accepted BioVex's clinical trial application to conduct a Phase I clinical study testing the safety and immunogenicity of its lead infectious disease candidate for genital herpes, ImmunoVEX HSV2.
LONDON, August 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The medicated pain relief plaster, (Versatis) is now approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for restricted use within NHS Scotland for patients suffering pain following shingles(1) http://www.scottishmedicines.org.uk/smc/5850.html.
Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...
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