Herpesviridae

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Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(her'pēs-vir'i-dē),
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies. Virions are enveloped, ether sensitive, and vary up to 200 nm in diameter; the nucleocapsids are 100 nm in diameter and of icosahedral symmetry, with 162 capsomeres. The family is subdivided into three subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae, Betaherpesvirinae, and Gammaherpesvirinae, and includes herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus (all of which infect humans), pseudorabies virus of swine, equine rhinopneumonitis virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, canine herpesvirus, B virus of Old World monkeys, several viruses of New World monkeys, virus III of rabbits, infectious laryngotracheitis virus of fowl, Marek disease virus of chickens, Lucké tumor virus of frogs, and many others.

Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(hĕrpēz-viri-dē)
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies.
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The literature from a few countries agreed with our results in that infection most frequently comprised tuberculosis.10-12 This is different from the rest of the world where toxoplasmosis and herpetic infections are more common.
A topical application of propolis for the treatment of oral herpetic infections with herpes simplex virus appears promising, especially for those patients suffering from frequent recurrences.
This was a single case report of a baby who had a herpetic infection in the genital area seven days after undergoing a brit milah with metsitsah be'peh.
The initial episode can be so mild that a person does not realize that he or she has a herpetic infection. Years later, when there is a recurrence of HSV, it may be mistaken for an initial attack.
Wolf's post-herpetic isotopic response: Infections, tumors, and immune disorders arising on the site of healed herpetic infection. Clin Dermatol.
Iritis may be caused by ocular conditions including scleritis, keratitis, herpetic infection, ocular surgery, and blunt trauma.
BIE is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of keratinization that starts at birth.1 Frequent misdiagnoses include epidermolysis bullosa cutaneous mastocytosis zinc deficiency staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome herpetic infection and incontinentia pigmenti.
The patient was employed as a paralegal and denied specific occupational risks for herpetic infection.
Pseudotumor formation in herpetic infections in HIV patients has been proposed to be an immune reconstitution phenomenon [3, 12].
The Tzanck smear as a diagnostic tool can reliably support a clinical diagnosis of herpetic skin infections.5 In a study which was conducted in a pediatric clinic and focused on herpetic and non-herpetic vesicular and bullous skin disorders, indicated the high sensitivity (80%) and specificity (90%) of the Tzanck smear.11 Durdu et al.8 conducted a study on 400 patients in Turkey to prove the value of Tzanck smear test in diagnosis of erosive, vesicular, bullous, and pustular skin lesions, indicated the sensitivity of 84.7% and specificity of 100% in herpetic infections. The percentage of positivity of Tzanck test for HSV has been reported between 53.1%12 and 86%,13 and positivity of the Tzanck test for VZV infections has been reported between 64%14 and 79%15 in different studies.
In Colombia, the frequency of herpetic infections in school-age children from the Department of Antioquia was determined by establishing a seroprevalence of 78 % for HSV-1, 44.5 % for VZV, 98 % for CMV, 94 % for EBV, 100 % for HHV6 and 0 % for HSV-2 (9).