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Confusing question: Some refer to an unusual pattern of blisters that may arise a week or so after the vaccine, or a vaccinated pt with an unusual outbreak months or years later as atypical. The name is not very specific but the condition is contagious.If it is the vaccine virus with a skin outbreak a week or so later, the vaccine virus could be spread. If it was a wild cpx outbreak the wild virus rules apply. ...Read more
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?
Possibly: Introduced in the late 70's in japan, the current CP vaccine was not adopted in the us until the 90's. There are good data that one dose removes the risk of death with cp, but likely only 85% get protective immunity from 1 dose, with that improving to >95% after 2 doses given at least a month apart. Time will tell if future boosters are needed but with 30+ years of worldwide data it looks good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
VZV IgG titer= 1926, VZV IgM titer >3.91 with reactivated shingles present. What does test mean? Active VZV infection? Is 1926 dangerously high.
Should be: Should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?
Way too much for 400: Characters or less. Check these sites. Measles: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/measles.Html. Thphoid: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002308/. Influenza: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/flu.Html. Seek medical care if you are trying to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read more
Other antibx: Atypical pneumonia can refer to Mycoplasma or Chlamydial infection of the respiratory tract. These infections are not well treated with Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Amoxicillin is a good choice for sinus and ear infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap smear says atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.No trichomonas seen, scanty polymorph nuclear cells, gram positive bacilli.Mean?
Probably normal: Not exacly normal, but these Pap findings are very common and rarely serious. Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (called ASCUS, sounds like "ask us") is so common it can be considered normal. Most paps show a few white blood cells ("polymorphonuclear cells"), and gram positive bacteria usually indicate a healthy vagina. To be sure, check w/ doc or clinic where pap was done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paramyxoviridae: ParamyxoviridaeGet a more detailed answer ›
Separate diseases: Measles vaccine addresses the measles which is a very harsh illness in kids.German measles is a different germ & actually a much milder disease in kids, but a devastating cause of miscarriage, birth defects, blindness & mental deficiency in babies who get it in the womb. ...Read more