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herpes zoster


[New Latin herpēs zōstēr : Latin herpēs, herpes + Greek zōstēr, girdle.]
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herpes zoster

(Pathology) a technical name for shingles
[New Latin: girdle herpes, from herpes + Greek zōstēr girdle]
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(ˈʃɪŋ gəlz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin cingulum (Latin: girdle; compare cincture)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiaherpes zoster - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
2.herpes zoster - a herpes virus that causes shingles
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
herpes varicella zoster, herpes varicella zoster virus - a herpes virus that causes chickenpox and shingles
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WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A two-dose course of recombinant zoster vaccine is associated with a reduction in the incidence of herpes zoster among adults who have undergone autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), according to a study published in the July 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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ALL INDIVIDUALS with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) over age 50 years should receive the recombinant herpes zoster vaccine, according to a systematic review and consensus recommendations from the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster have long been recognised as causing a high burden in the elderly.
Herpes zoster (HZ), which is caused by reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV), afflicts about 30% of the global population overall and is accompanied by substantial morbidity.
Shingles vaccine deemed effective in people with autoimmune disease !-- -- The herpes zoster vaccine reduces the risk of shingles in older adults with autoimmune disease, even if they are talking immune suppressants for their condition, but the protection begins to wane after about five years, a recent retrospective study found.
At the same site, she had acquired herpes zoster approximately 3 months ago and been healed after treatments.
Two vaccines for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) are licensed for use in the United States and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) occurs due to reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the trigeminal ganglion, which contains the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve.