jueves, 3 de octubre de 2013

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster  
Herpes zoster.
Wareham DW, Breuer J.
Centre for Infectious Disease, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. d.w.wareham@qmul.ac.uk
BMJ. 2007 Jun 9;334(7605):1211-5.
Herpes zoster is a clinical manifestation of the reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus infection. It is a cause of considerable morbidity, especially in elderly patients, and can be fatal in immunosuppressed or critically ill patients. The pain associated with herpes zoster can be debilitating, with a serious impact on quality of life, and the economic costs of managing the disease represent an important burden on both health services and society.1 Here we provide an overview of the disease and a summary of "best practice guidance" for the management of herpes zoster and its sequelae. 

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