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aciclovir

aciclovir  

A nucleoside analogue (hydroxyethoxymethylguanine) with antiviral properties against both type 1 and 2 herpes virus and varicella-zoster virus. The drug is converted to the monophosphate by viral ...
chickenpox

chickenpox  

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n. a highly infectious disease caused by a herpesvirus (the varicella-zoster virus) that is transmitted by airborne droplets. After an incubation period of 11–18 days a mild fever develops, followed ...
dendritic ulcer

dendritic ulcer  

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A branching ulcer of the surface of the cornea caused by herpes simplex virus. A similar appearance may be produced by a healing corneal abrasion. Dendritic ulcers tend to recur because the virus ...
eczema herpeticum

eczema herpeticum  

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(Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption) a skin eruption, typically in children or young adults, of widespread vesicles and ulcers caused by herpes simplex. This is due to impaired barrier function in skin ...
Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr virus  

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(EB virus, EBV, human herpesvirus 4, HHV-4) the virus, belonging to the herpesvirus group, that is the causative agent of glandular fever. It attacks B lymphocytes. EB virus is also implicated in ...
gingivostomatitis

gingivostomatitis  

Inflammation of the gingival tissues and the oral mucous membranes. The condition can occur in response to viral infections, especially those that cause common childhood illnesses such as herpes ...
herpes

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World Encyclopedia

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Infectious disease caused by one of the herpes viruses. Herpes simplex 1 infects the skin and causes cold sores. Herpes

Herpes

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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• Herpetic whitlow is a superficial viral infection of the fingertip. • Medical and dental personnel are at the highest

herpes

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Inflammation of the skin caused by viruses. See also herpes gladiatorum.

herpes simplex encephalitis

herpes simplex encephalitis  

A condition caused by herpes simplex virus 1 in people with severely compromised immune systems, usually from AIDS or intensive chemotherapy for cancer. It is characterized by variable lesions in the ...
herpesvirus

herpesvirus  

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One of a group of complex DNA-containing viruses causing infections in humans and most other vertebrates that tend to recur. The group includes herpes simplex, the agent of cold sores; herpes ...
HSV

HSV  

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Herpes simplex virus: see herpes.
Infection: upper limb

Infection: upper limb  

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Infections caused by injury at home are most commonly Staph. aureus. Establish any underlying conditions such as diabetes.See• Felon.• Paronychia.• Tenosynovitis.• Collar-button abscess.• Herpes.• ...
leukoplakia

leukoplakia  

A thick white patch occurring on mucous membranes, e.g. in the mouth. In some cases may be a premalignant squamous metaplasia.
neuralgia

neuralgia  

Pain associated with a nerve or nerves. Post-herpetic neuralgia is an intense debilitating pain following infection with herpes zoster (shingles). The pain may be continuous and occurs in the ...
oral ulceration

oral ulceration  

A break or defect through the full thickness of the oral epithelium, exposing the underlying connective tissue to saliva and micro-organisms. The surface of the ulcer is covered by a white-grey ...
Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Ramsay Hunt syndrome  

[J. R. Hunt (1872–1937), American neurologist] An infection of the facial nerve caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is characterized by facial paralysis, vesicles on the same side in the ...
scrum-pox

scrum-pox  

(skrum-poks)a form of herpes simplex found in rugby players and wrestlers. It is caused by abrasive contact.
shingles

shingles  

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The disease caused in adults by varicella zoster virus (Herpesviridae), the virus responsible for chickenpox in childhood. In most cases latent virus in spinal or cranial sensory nerve ganglia is ...
stomatitis

stomatitis  

(stoh-mă-ty-tis)inflammation of the mucous lining of the mouth.

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