Highly contagious, generalized exanthem characterized by crops of pruritic vesicles on the skin and mucous membranes following exposure to varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
VZV is spread ...
Prodromal symptoms: fever, malaise, anorexia, mild headache
Malaise, muscle aches, arthralgias, and headache are more common in adults.
Subclinical in ~4% of cases
Antihistamines and/or oatmeal baths for itch
Acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen for pain and fev...
Not needed in mild cases. Intensive supportive care may be required in the setting of complications.
Activity as tolerated. Children may return t...
Dooling KL, Guo A, Patel M, et al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for use of herpes zoster vaccines. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67(3)...
B01.9 Varicella without complication
B02.9 Zoster without complications
P35.8 Other congenital viral diseases
Z20.820 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to varicella
052.9 Varicella with...
Varicella zoster infection is more likely to produce serious illness in adults than in children.
Introduction of the varicella vaccine has reduced morbidity and mortality. Currently, 2 ...
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