Chickenpox

(Varicella)

Chickenpox provide an acute systemic infection usually in childhood is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (human herpes virus type 3) is caused. They usually begin with mild constitutional symptoms that are followed shortly thereafter by skin lesions that occur in groups and are characterized by macules, papules, vesicles and crusts. Adults, newborns and patients who are immunocompromised or have certain underlying diseases are at an increased risk of serious neurological or other systemic complications (eg. As pneumonia). The diagnosis is made clinically. People with an increased risk of serious complications will receive a post-exposure prophylaxis with immunoglobulins and in case of illness antiviral therapy (eg. As valacyclovir, famciclovir, acyclovir). Vaccination is an effective prevention measure in immunocompetent patients.

Chickenpox are (VZV, human herpes virus type 3) caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox represent the acute invasive form of infection, herpes zoster (shingles) represents a reactivation in the latent phase.

Chickenpox provide an acute systemic infection usually in childhood is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (human herpes virus type 3) is caused. They usually begin with mild constitutional symptoms that are followed shortly thereafter by skin lesions that occur in groups and are characterized by macules, papules, vesicles and crusts. Adults, newborns and patients who are immunocompromised or have certain underlying diseases are at an increased risk of serious neurological or other systemic complications (eg. As pneumonia). The diagnosis is made clinically. People with an increased risk of serious complications will receive a post-exposure prophylaxis with immunoglobulins and in case of illness antiviral therapy (eg. As valacyclovir, famciclovir, acyclovir). Vaccination is an effective preventive measure in immunocompetent patients. Chickenpox are (VZV, human herpes virus type 3) caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox represent the acute invasive form of infection, herpes zoster (shingles) represents a reactivation in the latent phase. Chickenpox that are extremely contagious, spread by Mucosal (usually nasopharyngeal) vaccination through infected droplets in the air or inhaled particles Direct contact with the virus (eg., Via skin lesions) The highest transmission probability for chicken pox is during prodromal and early eruptive stage. Transferability is already 48 h prior to the onset of skin lesions and it is continued until the last scab formation. Indirect transmission (by carriers that are immune) does not occur. In 3- to 4-year cycles occur, especially in winter and early spring outbreaks. Some infants may have a likely diaplacentally acquired partial immunity to the age of 6 months. Symptoms and complaints run in immunocompetent children chickenpox rarely heavy. In adults and immunocompromised children, however, the infection can also run hard. Approximately 10 to 21 days after exposure may experience mild headache, fever and malaise leichtgradigem come 24-36 hours before the onset of skin lesions. This prodrome coming in patients> 10 years more common and are usually more pronounced in adults. Incipient rash The initial rash, a macular efflorescence may occur along with a fading redness. Within a few hours, the skin lesions are progressing with the formation of papules and develop into characteristic, sometimes pathognomonic, teardrop-shaped blisters, often very itchy, on a red background. The lesions change into pustules and then crust over. Chickenpox (back) Image courtesy of Ann Cain Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/15142_chickenpox_back_public_health_image_library_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/15142_chickenpox_back_public_health_image_library_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ chickenpox (back) ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v38396502 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDiese illustration shows the back of a boy with a chicken pox rash consisting of skin patches

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