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Have shingles without history of chickenpox?

Have shingles without history of chickenpox?

It happens: Data show as many as 95% of adults who think they never had chickenpox have blood evidence they did. It can also happen if they received the vaccine at any time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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Differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?

Differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?

These 2 illnesses: both have rashes associated with them. However, the rashes look nothing alike. Chickenpox starts as red raised bumps, which then blister and then scab. The measles rash is flat red spots and slightly raised red spots, that sometimes are joined together, but not blistering. If you suspect that you or your child has either, you should contact your/their doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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What are the signs of rubella, chicken pox, and measles?

What are the signs of rubella, chicken pox, and measles?

Exanthems: Here is a link with descriptions of the 5 viral exanthems of childhood: http://childrensnational.org/choose-childrens/conditions-and-treatments/skin-disorders/viral-exanthems-rashes?sc_lang=en ...Read more

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Does a history of chickenpox mean immunity?

Yes, if dx correct: Having chicken pox confers immunity, yes. The problem is that other rashes resemble chicken pox. Was the diagnosis was made by a dermatologist or pediatrician, or by somebody's aunt sadie? If it's important to know for sure, your doctor can order a varicella titer, which will tell you if you have antibodies to the virus in your blood. ...Read more

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Symptoms and timeline of chicken pox infection?

Symptoms and timeline of chicken pox infection?

CHICKENPOX: It takes 2 weeks after exposure to chickenpox to get the disease. It is vesicular skin lesions that turns into scabs, last for1 to 2 weeks. Lesions are very pruritic. ...Read more

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What are signs of rubella, chicken pox, or measles. anyone have a clue?

What are signs of rubella, chicken pox, or measles. anyone have a clue?

Too broad for answer: Answers on the sight are limited to 400 characters. Each of the 3 issues you raise could easily max out the limit alone.If you are dealing with specific issues, provide the symptoms you are dealing with as background info and ask a specific question. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of chickenpox varicella?

What are the signs and symptoms of chickenpox varicella?

RASH, FEVER COUGH: A red, itchy rash, initially resembling insect bites, on your face, scalp, chest and back small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over fever abdominal pain or loss of appetite mild headache general feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability a dry cough headache. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 13 year old teen to contract the herpes zoster virus with no history of the varicella virus?

Is it possible for a 13 year old teen to contract the herpes zoster virus with no history of the varicella virus?

Terminology issue?: Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is the virus that causes chicken pox in acute infection. After being exposed to VZV, the virus can become dormant and later appear as shingles, or herpes zoster. For one to have shingles (herpes zoster), they must have been infected with VZV previously. The acute infection (chicken pox) can be very mild, maybe unnoticed, especially if the person was vaccinated. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting chicken pox after immunisation?

What is the risk of contracting chicken pox after immunisation?

Vey Little 2%: Two doses of Chicken POX Vaccines as these are given today to babies inUSA are 98% effective That means the risk is 2 out of 100 and 20 out of 1000 Statistically it is very low risk Get your children Immunised ...Read more

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A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

Not yet: Chances are slim for this age group. Later in life chances of this cancer and many other cancers starts to escalate. There is never a better time to quit than now! ...Read more

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Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?

Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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Is shingles and chicken pox in the herpes family?

Chicken pox shingles: There are at least 8 herpes viruses that all share a very similar genetic makeup. Varicella zoster is the chicken pox virus that affects children. It may remain dormant for years then reappear in the elderly or earlier if your immune system is compromised. Once reactivated it can cause "shingles." it is then referred to as herpes zoster. ...Read more

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Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Hereditary: You could get a genetic study to see if you have the gene present in people with hereditary pancreatitis. If you have family members with idiopathic pancreatitis flareups then you probably don't need to go through genetic testing and just continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Unvaccinated child with measles. What is the chance of a child dying or having severe complications from the measles?

Unvaccinated child with measles. What is the chance of a child dying or having severe complications from the measles?

Happens: Case fatality rates run 1-3/1000 while significant brain damage from measles encephalitis runs 1/1000. Individual pre-illness health and underlying conditions can increase personal risk. ...Read more

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What are signs of chicken pox in a baby?

What are signs of chicken pox in a baby?

FeveRashIrritability: Babies with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body.The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops,that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days.The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up,scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars.Patients also may have irritability,sore throat ,Rash can be in the mouth,eyes,etc.e ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer typically occurs in older women, after menopause, with an average age of around 60. It's very rare at your age, although they can also be associated with people with a family history of breast and colon cancers. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chickenpox pneumonia?

Chickenpox + cough: The pneumonia associated with varicella (chickenpox) is more common in adults especially in pregnancy but since most children who got chickenpox didn't have a chest x-ray, it is under diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more