Category Archives: Chickenpox

Varicella and zoster. Conclusion.

In light of these studies, the ACIP and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formulated a series of recommendations for the routine use of varicella vaccine. Varicella vaccine may be given simultaneously with measles-mumps- rubella vaccine (MMR), but the vaccines

Varicella zoster prevention

Passive immunization In 1978, VZIG prepared from the plasma of normal volunteers identified by routine screening to contain high antibody titers to VZV became available. Administration of VZIG to exposed individuals may prevent or reduce the intensity of disease. A

Central nervous system complications

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Central nervous system complications also are seen in varicella. Cerebellar ataxia is the most common, with an incidence of approximately 1 per 4,000 cases in children younger than 15 years of age. It has an excellent prognosis.

Varicella. Clinical Manifestations

PRIMARY INFECTION Primary infection with VZV produces the well-known clinical syndrome of varicella or chickenpox. Low-grade fever may precede the development of the rash by 1 to 2 days. The characteristic rash involves lesions that appear in crops and proceed

Varicella zoster virus

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella, the most common exanthematous disease of childhood. After the acute infection, VZV remains latent in the dorsal root ganglia; reactivation of the virus later in life causes zoster. VZV is ubiquitous, and humans are