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zoster

 [zos′ter]
zoster sine eruptio´ne (zoster sine her´pete) pain typical of herpes zoster in an appropriate sensory area but not followed by the development of characteristic lesions.

her·pes zos·'ter

an infection caused by a herpesvirus (varicella-zoster virus), characterized by an eruption of groups of vesicles on one side of the body following the course of a nerve due to inflammation of ganglia and dorsal nerve roots resulting from activation of the virus, which in many instances has remained latent for years following a primary chickenpox infection; the condition is self-limited but may be accompanied by or followed by severe postherpetic pain.
See also: varicella.
Synonym(s): zona (2) [TA], shingles, zoster

zoster

/zos·ter/ (zos″ter) herpes zoster.

zoster

(zŏs′tər)
n.
1. A belt or girdle worn by men in ancient Greece.
2. Herpes zoster.

zoster

zoster

Herpes zoster, see there.

her·pes zos·ter

(hĕr'pēz zos'tĕr)
An infection caused by varicella-zoster virus, characterized by an eruption of groups of vesicles on one side of the body along the course of a nerve, due to inflammation of ganglia and dorsal nerve roots; the condition is self-limited but may be accompanied by or followed by severe postherpetic pain.
Synonym(s): shingles, zona (2) , zoster.

zoster

1. SHINGLES.
2. The herpes zoster virus that causes shingles and CHICKEN POX. From the Greek zoster , a girdle, reflecting the position of the typical skin eruption in shingles.

her·pes zos·ter

(hĕr'pēz zos'tĕr)
An infection caused by varicella-zoster virus, characterized by an eruption of groups of vesicles on one side of the body along the course of a nerve, due to inflammation of ganglia and dorsal nerve roots; self-limited but may be accompanied by severe postherpetic pain.
Synonym(s): shingles, zona (2) , zoster.

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Patient discussion about zoster

Q. what is shingles?

A. My wife just had this. It took about two weeks for it to clear up. The sores were painful for her. We tried all kinds of over the counter medicine becuase we thought it was an insect bite or a skin rash. She went to the doctor and found out what it was. He correctly predicted the two week recovery.

Q. Is chicken pox dangerous to my fetus? I am pregnant and have never had chicken pox before. My daughter is 2 years old and has not had chicken pox before and hasn't been vaccinated against it either. If she does catch chicken pox can this be dangerous to me or the fetus?

A. perhaps it will be then useful if the chicken pox would appear that you have then a separate room if necessary (quarantine).
i advice you also to inform yourself and build your own opinion with this link-page:

before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:

http://www.aegis.ch/neu/links.html

at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

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Cocukluk cagi herpes zoster enfeksiyonu: 15 vakalik retrospektif bir calisma.
A 64-year-old woman presented with pruritic, erythematous, flat-topped papules, some coalescing, in a zosteriform distribution on the left side of the neck and left upper chest in the same sites previously involved by herpes zoster lesions.
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis after Varicella zoster infection in a patient presenting with antiphospholipid syndrome and discoid lupus.
They found that the group with herpes zoster had a 3.
Our study found no evidence that receiving the zoster vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine on the same day would compromise the immune response necessary to protect against herpes zoster, also known as shingles," notes study lead author Hung Fu Tseng, a research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation.
Herpes zoster vaccination among adults aged 60 years or older in the United States, 2007: uptake of the first new vaccine to target seniors.
It was during the midst of her skin TB treatment that herpes zoster struck.
Saglikli cocuklarda asiklovir sadece oftalmik herpes zoster veya klinik bulgulari orta-agir olan semptomatik dokuntu varliginda onerilir.
During the study period, the incidence of herpes zoster among children less than 10 years old declined by 55%, from 74.
On day 19 after the girl's onset of herpes zoster, an enzyme immunoassay (Denka Seiken, Tokyo, Japan) confirmed the presence of VZV-specific immunoglobulin (Ig) G (titer 48.
Kulak burun bogaz konsultasyonunda kulakta bir patoloji saptanmadi ve olgu herpes zoster otikus olarak degerlendirildi.