Lect11 Chickenpox - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...

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Chickenpox Overview Chickenpox is a highly contagious, mostly infantile disease caused by the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
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Synopsis Causal agent/Reservoir/vector Method of transmission/incubation Disease symptoms/signs Diagnostic test(s) Treatment Mechanism of disease/organs/cells
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Synopsis Causal agent/Reservoir/vector Varicella zoster virus / Humans/ None
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Synopsis Method of transmission Chickenpox is extremely contagious, and can be spread by direct contact, droplet transmission, and airborne transmission. Even those with mild illness after the vaccine may be contagious Incubation Pox usually appear 10 to 21 days later. People become contagious 1 to 2 days before breaking out and remain contagious while un-crusted blisters are present.
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Synopsis Disease symptoms/signs Acute generalized disease with sudden onset of fever and vesicular eruption of the skin and mucous membranes.
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Synopsis Diagnostic test(s) A Tzanck smear Isolation of the VZV Direct immunofluorescence study
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Unformatted text preview: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Serologic evidence of immunity (native IgG formation) The latex agglutination test Synopsis Treatment Varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG) after exposure to chickenpox in individuals with risk of serious morbidity or mortality. Primary varicella infection in the healthy child is a rather benign disease that requires symptomatic therapy only. Synopsis Mechanism of disease, organs/cells Aerosolized droplets from the nasopharynx of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. Pathophysiology IgG Rash pattern Smallpox tends to be more concentrated on the head and extremities. Chickenpox tends to be more concentrated on the head and torso. FYI Chickenpox first identified by Rhazes (865-925) In Palermo Filippo (1510-1580) adds details 1600s Richard Morton a mild case of smallpox as chickenpox 1767 William Heberden clearly shows difference. Name?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course BIOL 210 taught by Professor Gutiérrez during the Spring '10 term at Coastline Community College.

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