Viral Infections

Trends in US Herpes Zoster Hospitalizations From 2001 to 2015

Trends in US Herpes Zoster Hospitalizations From 2001 to 2015

The 2007 and 2008 shingles and varicella vaccination recommendations may have contributed to the declining herpes zoster hospitalization rates in some groups.

CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

During the first eight months of recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) use, there were reports of 4,381 adverse events, 3 percent of which were serious.

Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads

Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads

A statewide public health emergency was declared in Washington after a measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, reached 31 cases on Friday.

Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State

Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State

An ongoing measles outbreak has led to a public health emergency being declared in Clark County, Washington.

Early Disseminated, Early Localized Lyme Borreliosis Show Similar Outcomes

Early Disseminated, Early Localized Lyme Borreliosis Show Similar Outcomes

At baseline, more symptoms associated with Lyme borreliosis were reported by those with multiple erythema migrans than with solitary erythema migrans.

Herpes Zoster Risk Among Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Herpes Zoster Risk Among Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Investigators examined the incidence of herpes zoster in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa who were and were not exposed to immunomodulation.

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

Injection drug users are more than 16-fold more likely to develop invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Microneedling Plus Bleomycin Spraying Superior for Plantar Wart Treatment

Microneedling Plus Bleomycin Spraying Superior for Plantar Wart Treatment

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Microneedling combined with bleomycin was associated with higher clearance rates and was less painful than the use of intralesional bleomycin injections.

Herpes Zoster in Healthy Children Linked to Varicella-Zoster Vaccination

Herpes Zoster in Healthy Children Linked to Varicella-Zoster Vaccination

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Each of the 7 children received varicella zoster vaccination between 12 and 14 months of age.

Genital Lesions Prevalent Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Genital Lesions Prevalent Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

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Although 92.5% of the patients evaluated during era 2 denied the presence of genital lesions, 44.2% ultimately had genital lesions detected on examination.

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Common in Teens, Adults

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Common in Teens, Adults

A data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies among Americans using data from the 2015 to 2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Wart Treatment Response Highly Dependent on HPV Genotype

Wart Treatment Response Highly Dependent on HPV Genotype

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There was a significantly decreased treatment response if the warts contained HPV genotypes HPV2, HPV27, and HPV57.

Adjuvant Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine More Cost-Effective Than Live Attenuated Vaccine

Adjuvant Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine More Cost-Effective Than Live Attenuated Vaccine

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The new adjuvant herpes zoster subunit vaccine would cost less and offer good value compared with the current live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine.

FDA Approves Letermovir for CMV Prophylaxis in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

FDA Approves Letermovir for CMV Prophylaxis in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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The FDA has approved letermovir tablets and IV injections for prophylaxis CMV infection.

Actinic Keratosis, Seborrheic Dermatitis Common in Older Adults With HIV

Actinic Keratosis, Seborrheic Dermatitis Common in Older Adults With HIV

When AIDS-defining cutaneous pathologies were analyzed, the researchers found fewer recent cases of cryptococcosis, chronic herpes simplex, histoplasmosis, and Kaposi sarcoma compared with remote cases.

Shingrix Recommended First-Line Vaccination for Herpes Zoster

Shingrix Recommended First-Line Vaccination for Herpes Zoster

A new study reports that Shingrix protected about 90% of patients, but Zostavax protected only 50% of patients.

Squaric Acid Dibutylester Superior Treatment for Cutaneous Warts

Squaric Acid Dibutylester Superior Treatment for Cutaneous Warts

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The treatment successfully reduced the number and size of warts that had previously not responded to therapy.

Needling vs Nonsurgical Debridement in Plantar Verrucae: Which is Best?

Needling vs Nonsurgical Debridement in Plantar Verrucae: Which is Best?

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For patients with plantar verrucae, no evidence was found to show that needling increases clearance rates or is more cost effective than callus debridement.

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates Improved With Tracking System

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates Improved With Tracking System

The herpes zoster vaccine rates improved with the electronic notification system.

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