Chickenpo1 - Shingles is a hepetic rash which follows a...

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Chickenpox Chickenpox is a common highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with Varicella zoster virus (VZV). Symptoms Chickenpox in childhood presents with:- Vesicular rash with a predominantly central distribution (chest and back) Rash is very itchy and spot appear in crops for 5-7days Associated symptoms include:- o Fever o Malaise o Myalgia o ENT infections Typically the disease is more severe in Adults who pick it up for the first time. Chickenpox is rarely fatal but pregnant women and those with a suppressed immune system are at highest risk of serious complications. Complications of Chickenpox include:- Eczema herpeticum Encephalitis Pneumonia Birth defects Neonatal infection Late complications include reactivation of the Varicella zoster virus commonly known as shingles.
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Unformatted text preview: Shingles is a hepetic rash which follows a dermatomal distribution. Causes Chickenpox is caused by the airborne herpes virus Varicella zoster (VZV). Exposure to VZV in a healthy child initiates the production of host immunoglobulin G (IgG), immunoglobulin M (IgM), and immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies; IgG antibodies persist for life and confer immunity. Chickenpox is an airborne disease spread easily through coughing or sneezing of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. A person with chickenpox is infectious from one to five days before the rash appears. The contagious period continues for 4 to 5 days after the appearance of the rash, or until all lesions have crusted over....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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