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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

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

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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For every 100 person-years of tofacitinib exposure, there were an estimated 2.0 serious infections, 1.3 opportunistic infections, 4.1 herpes zoster infections, 1.4 malignancies (including nonmelanoma skin cancer, which had an incidence of 0.7), 0.2 major adverse cardiovascular events, and 0.2 gastrointestinal perforations.
But one study suggested much of the increased risk of herpes zoster in psoriasis was accounted for by immunosuppressive therapy; when those patients were excluded, there was an 8% increase in risk.
Herpes zoster'in sikligi, malignite, immunosupresyon, otoimmun hastalik, psikolojik travma ve HIV infeksiyonu gibi durumlarda artar (1,2,4).
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The first live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine was approved for use in Canada in 2009.
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The vote comes several days after GlaxoSmithKline announced the Food and Drug Administration approval of Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in adults aged 50 years or older.
Immuno-oncology company Agenus Inc (NASDAQ:AGEN) stated on Wednesday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted in favor of three recommendations for the Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) vaccine with QS-21 Stimulon for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster), a virus called varicella zoster, which is also known as the chicken pox virus.