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Latest Herpes zoster Stories

2012-06-07 11:56:18

Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) have a 75% greater risk of developing herpes zoster, or shingles, than patients treated with traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

2012-06-05 09:57:50

People who have had an episode of herpes zoster, also known as shingles, face a relatively low short-term risk of developing shingles.

2012-04-23 13:04:43

The herpes zoster vaccine, also known as the shingles vaccine, is generally safe and well tolerated according to a Vaccine Safety Datalink study of 193,083 adults published online in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

2012-01-23 21:05:00

VyGone Inhibitor Zapper brings quick, effective relief for genital warts, cold sores, herpes and other uncomfortable and embarrassing conditions before they ever appear. Springville,

2012-01-11 15:20:42

A new clinical Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help health care professionals more accurately diagnose and treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that is particularly dangerous for infants and persons with weakened immune systems.

Researchers Say Sunlight May Curb Spread Of Chickenpox
2011-12-20 06:02:16

According to a study published this week by scientists at the University of London, children who soak up more rays from the sun may actually be less likely to spread the virus associated with chickenpox.


Latest Herpes zoster Reference Libraries

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2011-01-24 12:56:26

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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