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For example, travellers to places where infective hepatitis (hepatitis A virus) is highly endemic may be protected by inoculation with immunoglobulin. Passive immunization is also recommended for protecting individuals who are unusually susceptible to infections, for example varicella-zoster immune globulin is indicated in a child under immunosuppressive therapy who is exposed to chickenpox.
Cicatricial entropion causes misdirection of lashes when shortening of the posterior lamella follows contraction of scar tissue. The underlying pathology can vary and includes infection (trachoma chlamydia, chronic blepharoconjunctivitis and Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus), toxic epithelial necrolysis (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), pemphigoid and trauma (chemical, thermal and mechanical). Histology is sometimes required to determine the nature of the condition.
Newer antibodies have been developed against specific proteins in the envelope of varicella zoster virus. This protein is not present in herpes simplex virus and thus enables discrimination between herpes infection and varicella infection on paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed tissue sections (5).
Preferred over OPV in pregnancy Contraindicated in pregnancy Check titer if exposed during pregnancy Give varicella zoster immune globulin if nonimmune Immune globulins or specific antitoxic serum including antivenum for snake bite, spider bite, diphtheria antitoxin, HBIg, rabies Ig, tetanus Ig, RH *(D) Ig, varicella zoster Ig
A switch from solvent-borne to waterborne systems is one of the most frequent responses to government regulation of solvent emissions. One of the reasons that this switch has not gone even farther is that the strategies for making hydrophobic paint films from water systems are only partially successful. Films are often not hydrophobic enough for many demanding end uses. Architectural paints, however, are mainly waterborne, as shown in Table 6.5. Waterborne systems represent 69.0 of the exterior architectural coating shipments and 88.0 of the interior shipments. Census figures 1 indicate that conversion of house paint to a waterborne system is very extensive except for a portion of floor enamels, primer, clear finishes, sealers, and stains for shingles or shakes.
Protection against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection through immunisation has been available since 1995 and this live attenuated vaccine is currently licensed for use in several countries, including the United States, although it is available on a named-patient basis only in the United Kingdom. The vaccine is administered subcutaneously as a single 0.5 ml dose to healthy children aged between 12 months and 12 years. It may also be administered as two 0.5 ml doses given 4-8 weeks apart to children over the age of 13 years and to adults. Seroconversion rates of 97 have been demonstrated in infants receiving one dose of vaccine, with consistently high levels of antibody present for up to 10 years following completion of the course. In those recipients over the age of 13 years, 78 seroconverted after the first dose, rising to 99 after completion of the course.
Chest wall lesions (following chest surgery, herpes zoster, nipple piercing) as well as prolonged nipple stimulation can increase serum PRL levels as well as cause galactorrhea. This occurs via a reduction in hypothalamic dopamine. Notably, routine breast exams are not associated with increased PRL. Chronic renal failure, due to a decreased clearance of PRL, can result in hyperprolactinemia. Renal transplant reverses it. Forty percent of patients with hypothyroidism have mildly elevated PRL levels, due to the increase in thyroid releasing hormone, which is also a PRL releasing factor. Some rare causes of ectopic hyperprolactinemia include small cell carcinoma of the lung as well as colorectal cancer. Liver cirrhosis can also cause an elevation of PRL, possibly secondary to decreased clearance.
Lacrimal canalicular obstructions may rarely be idiopathic, but are generally the result of infection (primary Herpes simplex and zoster, or Actinomyces canaliculitis), trauma (direct, iatrogenic or irradiation), cicatrising mucous membrane diseases (pemphigoid, chronic ocular medication, or topical drug reactions such as StevensJohnson syndrome), or involvement with tumours (papillomas or secondary to skin tumours). With these causes in mind, associated abnormalities should be sought during the ocular examination for example, in the presence of a progressive disease such as ocular pemphigoid, it may be undesirable to place a canalicular bypass tube for fear of
Other immunoglobulin preparations include those which are specific for hepatitis B, tetanus, rabies and varicella-zoster. All these preparations are highly specific with greater antibody titres than those present in human normal immunoglobulin, as they are prepared from the pooled plasma of individuals who have recovered from infection or have been immunised (see under relevant headings).
Herpesviruses are disseminated widely in nature and infect most animal species. Eight herpesviruses have been isolated from humans so far Human herpesvirus 1 (HHV-1 Herpes simplex 1, HSV-1) HHV-2 (Herpes simplex 2, HSV-2) HHV-3 (Varicella-zoster virus, VZV) HHV-4 (Epstein Barr Virus, EBV) HHV-5 (Human cytomega-lovirus) and HHV-6, -7 and -8.
Organism Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) Chickenpox is an acute febrile illness with a characteristic skin rash. The incubation period is usually from 10 to 21 days. The aetiological agent is the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). infection in the form of herpes zoster from latent infection. The disease is usually notifiable, the main interest being in investigating cases and outbreaks to exclude smallpox. Infected persons may be isolated from other susceptibles. New antiviral agents, viradabine and acyclovir, are effective in the treatment of zoster and immunocompromised patients. In some developed countries, a live attenuated varicella virus (Oka strain) vaccine is now available and is routinely offered to non-immune children 12 months to 12 years. High-risk groups including immunocompromised persons may be protected passively with varicella-zoster immunoglobulin made from plasma of healthy volunteer blood donors with high levels of antibody to VZV.
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