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Zona des sujets ages

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Belmin, Joel
Published in La presse médicale. 2009, vol. 38, no. 4, p. 571-583
Abstract The varicella-zoster virus is an exclusively human herpesvirus, responsible for chickenpox. Its reactivation, after several decades, causes herpes zoster (shingles). Herpes zoster produces a rash, classically metameric, that causes acute pain and complications to elderly patients. The last, most painful, and disabling of these is postherpetic neuralgia. This neuralgia is defined as a painful syndrome lasting for more than 30 days after eruption of the rash. Today's systemic antiviral drugs can reduce the severity of the eruption, limit the pain, and diminish the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia. A recent advance in primary prevention is approval of a vaccine (Zostavax) to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in subjects 60 years or older.
Keywords AgedAnalgesics/therapeutic useAntiviral Agents/therapeutic useCross-Sectional StudiesHerpes Zoster/*diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology/prevention & controlHerpes Zoster Vaccine/administration & dosageHumansMiddle AgedNeuralgia, Postherpetic/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology/prevention & controlRisk FactorsVirus Activation
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LANG, Pierre Olivier, BELMIN, Joel, MICHEL, Jean-Pierre. Zona des sujets ages. In: La presse médicale, 2009, vol. 38, n° 4, p. 571-583. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19911

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