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VARICELLA-ZOSTER VIRUS INFECTION
Varicella, also known as chickenpox, is a self-limited benign disease caused by primary varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection characterized by fever, malaise, and generalized pruritic vesicular rash.
The average incubation period is 14-16 days. It is transmitted via direct contact with vesicular fluid or inhalation of aerosolized respiratory secretions or via droplet route during face-to-face contact.
Hallmark sign is pruritic rash that begins in the scalp and face which eventually spreads to the trunks and extremities.
Drug Information

Indication: Vaccination against varicella in individuals ≥12 mth.

Indication: Prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) & postherpetic neuralgia; reduction of acute & chronic zoster-a...

Indication: Treatment & prevention of herpes simplex virus infections, genital herpes of skin & mucous membranes &...

Indication: HSV skin infections including initial & recurrent genital herpes labialis.

Indication: Herpes simplex virus infections of skin & mucous membranes including initial & recurrent genital herpe...

Indication: HSV skin infection including genital herpes & herpes labialis.

Indication: Herpes zoster. Accelerates the resolution of pain by reducing the duration & proportion of patients w/ zos...

Indication: Promoting resolution of acute clinical manifestations of mucocutaneous HSV infections in immunocompromised pat...

Indication: Herpes simplex skin infections including initial & recurrent labial & genital herpes simplex infection...

Dosage: Adult Herpes simplex infections 200 mg 5 times daily at 4-hrly intervals for 5 days. Severely immunocompromise

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