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Pictures of shingles ?

Pictures of shingles ?

Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Focus of hyperintense t2 and t1 signal with suppress on the stir sequence in t2 veterbral suggestive of island of fatty marrow? Same as myleomalacia?

Focus of hyperintense t2 and t1 signal with suppress on the stir sequence in t2 veterbral suggestive of island of fatty marrow? Same as myleomalacia?

No: Myelomalacia is a term that is used to refer to the spinal cord itself. It refers to some degeneration of the spinal cord. What you are describing is in the bone of the vertebral body. This is a different condition. It may represent fatty marrow-usually a benign variant. ...Read more

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Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Herpes looks like:: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that then become raw open ulcerations of the tissue that is sore. It is very easy to google image this and find common pictures of what herpes looks like. ...Read more

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Can MRI of the lumbosacral spine show infection without contrast?

Can MRI of the lumbosacral spine show infection without contrast?

Yes. MRI does not : Need contrast enhancement and is a great imaging device for making a diagnosis of infection inthe spine whether it involves bone ( osteomyelitis ), disc ( discitis) or an epidural abscess. ...Read more

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A MRI showed a 4.5mm cystic focus on on T2-weighted image12 in the region of the tectum on the left. The report also states of a mild increased FLAIR signal within this region as well as within the adjacent peri-aqueductal gray matter on FLAIR images 11

A MRI showed a 4.5mm cystic focus on on T2-weighted image12  in the region of the tectum on the left. The report also states of a mild increased FLAIR signal within this region as well as within the adjacent peri-aqueductal gray matter on FLAIR images 11

And the question?: That is incomplete information though I understand WHAT is being said. You can't draw conclusions unless you tell me what your symptoms are and how they've evolved. Why the MRI of the head? Any contrast given? Other tests you've had in blood, etc.? If you'd like to visit with me please make an appointment at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR as directed. Bring report or images. ...Read more

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Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??

Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??

Lung nodules/lesions: normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray. Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more

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Are the varicella zoster virus and shingles the same thing?

Are the varicella zoster virus and shingles the same thing?

Word games: One is the name of a virus, the other is one condition that virus can cause. ...Read more

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Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an antiviral.?

Describe the features of an antiviral.?

Medication: An antiviral is generally a medication specifically used to treat a viral infection. Those medications could be pills, shots, liquids, creams, gels, etc. Many vaccines would be considered anti-virals as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shingles on body?

What are the symptoms of shingles on body?

Shingles symptoms: Shingles often starts out as a patch of skin with a burning sensation followed a few days later by vesicles (small blisters) which eventually burst & scab over (just like chickenpox). Some pain may be present during the vesicle phase but more likely to appear in the healing phase. So best to get treatment early to prevent "post-herpetic neuralgia". Face/ear/eye warrant doc visit at once. ...Read more

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My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: 
       there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the 
       sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read more

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What is the different between one series of Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?

What is the different between one series of  Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?

Being able to: optimize MRI technical parameters to specific regions of the spine allows for a more detailed examination than when attempting to image the entire spine in a single field of view. ...Read more

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What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location. There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the signs of shingles activation?

What are the signs of shingles activation?

Pain, itch, rash: Initially pain and/or itching occurs then with the development of a blister-like rash following the distribution of the sensory nerve where the reactivation occurs. Sometimes the rash is the first thing noted. Rarely the pain/itching occurs without a rash (zoster sine zoster). ...Read more

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What is the frequency of recurrence and severity of bilateral ocular HSV in comparison to unilateral ocular HSV? Thanks,

What is the frequency of recurrence and severity of bilateral ocular HSV in comparison to unilateral ocular HSV?

Thanks,

Bilateral uncommon: In my experience, bilateral ocular HSV is uncommon and usually implies some degree of immunosuppression. I have seen it in patients with severe eczema. If we accept this to be true, then it follows that recurrences and severity may be more common than with unilateral HSV due to impaired immunity. This has also been my experience. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more