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Herpes zoster disease


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)"

Related Topics

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Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

A-HYDROCORT
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Acyclovir
Ciclopirox
Ciclopirox
Cortisone
Deltasone
Famciclovir
Famvir
Hydrocortisone
MethylPREDNISolone
Methylprednisolone
Methylprednisolone
Penlac
PredniSONE
PrednisoLONE
Prednisolone
Prednisolone
Prednisolone
Prednisolone
Prednisone
Solu-Cortef

The following medications may be hazardous when used with this condition

COSMEGEN
Nasonex

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