1Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, University of McGill, Montreal, PQ, Canada
2Internal Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, Salford UK
3Assistant Professor, Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH, USA
4Emeritus Director and Professor, Periodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Objective: This appraisal describes the pathogenesis and presentations of primary and secondary Human Herpes Viruses particularly focusing on the Shingles Human Herpes Virus, Varicella Zoster (HHVZ).
Design: Pertinent literature on management and treatment of Human Herpes Varicella Zoster Viruses were reviewed.
Results: Primary exposure HHVZ infection manifests as Chicken-pox mainly in children. Subsequently HHVZ settles into sensory ganglions, where immunity restrains its’ activity. As age reduces immunity recrudescence of HHVZ is stimulated, and infected persons manifest crops of painful vesicles. A reliable prophylactic vaccine against HHVZ exists and antiviral medications effectively moderates symptoms and manifestations.
Conclusion: Recrudescence of HHSVZ remains obscure but successful prevention resides in vaccines. Common stigmata locations are indicated and anti-virals for HHSVZ are tabled.
Keywords: Chickenpox; Herpes; Singles; Varicella; Virus; Zoster
Louis ZG Touyz., et al. “Human Herpes Varicella Zoster: An Appraisal, Pathogenesis and Therapy”.”. EC Dental Science 22.3 (2023): 118-125.
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