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Presence of Herpes Zoster in Healthy Children

Reactivation of the dormant herpes zoster virus (HZV), once believed to occur only in advanced adulthood, has been increasingly observed in children within just a few years of original exposure to the varicella zoster virus (VZV), according to study data published in Dermatologic Therapy. Results of this study indicated that, contrary to common belief, immunosuppression…

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Environmental Solar Ultraviolet Exposure May Decrease Risk for Mycosis Fungoides

According to study data published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, environmental exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light may reduce the risk for mycosis fungoides. Investigators used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-18 (SEER-18) database to identify adult patients (age ≥20 years) with mycosis fungoides and/or Sézary syndrome. Patients were followed from January…

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