herpes simplex virus

Protuberant blister over newborn’s lumbar spineA healthy full-term newborn presented with a prominent sacral dimple within an oval patch. Ultrasound showed no evidence of spinal anomalies, and the child was discharged home. Three days later, the patch became elevated, red, and moist appearing, and she was brought to the emergency department (ED) for further evaluation of the “growing blister.”
Taking on surgery in HSV patients
Taking on surgery in HSV patientsCataract and refractive surgeons should use prophylaxis to avoid reactivation of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) in patients with a history of infection with this virus, according to Elizabeth Yeu, MD.
Peeling rash in a 4-year-old boyThe mother of a 4-year-old boy, whose family recently emigrated from Haiti, brings him to the pediatric mobile clinic for evaluation of a rash that had begun 11 days earlier as an eruption of vesicular, pruritic papules on the bilateral lower extremities and had spread to the buttocks and medial thighs with sparing of the face. The skin eruption was followed by desquamation of the skin on his palms and soles.
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgery
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgeryThe longer the time since the last outbreak, the better
Implementing advanced concepts in the management of uveitis
Implementing advanced concepts in the management of uveitis
Pattern recognition receptor research yields promising results in keratitisNew research into pattern-recognition receptors is yielding promising therapies that target the specific pathogens and inflammatory pathways in keratitis, researchers said.
When corneas go viral: Simplex edition
When corneas go viral: Simplex editionViral corneal infections, while not overwhelmingly common, can be puzzling and even sight-threatening.
Herpes is everywhere
Herpes is everywhereHuman herpes viruses are ubiquitous and they should be kept in mind for atypical presentations in immunocompromised hosts.
FDA grants first-ever CLIA waiver to herpes test, systemFDA has granted CLIA waiver to Theranos for herpes simplex virus test and test system.
Pediatric psoriasis, eczema: Triggers and therapiesIn part two of our discussion, Kelly Cordoro, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, discusses environmental and microbial triggers and when to choose systemic therapies with Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D.