Herpetic infection is more dangerous than you think!

1 Aug 2012, 16:45
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Herpetic infections (herpes viruses) are among the most common viral diseases, "popularity" of which is constantly growing from year to year. Each of 6-9 inhabitants of the Earth are infected in some of herpes viruses.

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Of the more than virus' types only 6 of this group may cause illness in human`s body:


1. Herpes simplex virus. Causes cold sores of the skin, mucous membranes, genital herpes, eye disease (oftalmogerpese), interstitial pneumonia, etc.


2. Varicella-zoster virus. Causes herpes zoster, postherpetic neuralgia, varicella.


3. Epstein-Barr virus. Causes Burkitt's lymphoma, infectious mononucleosis, hairy lymphocytic leukemia.


4. Cytomegalovirus. Causes hepatitis, cytomegaly, etc.


5. Human herpes virus. Causes Kaposi's sarcoma, chronic fatigue syndrome, exanthema.


Typically, infection from other people may be transmitted  by airborne (direct contact), oral (kissing), sexual (sex), transplacental (from mother to fetus), transfusion (transfusion of blood) and transplantation (organ transplantation). Sometimes even through household items (towel).


The passage of illness depends on age, sex, immune system and presence of other diseases. The incubation period from the moment of infection before the appearance of first symptoms can last from two days to two weeks.


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Today, the most effective drug in the treatment of herpes infections is acyclovir (zovirax, gerpevir, viroleks). The medicine is taken locally (ointment, cream), in a pill form or intravenously.


Treatment includes the use of interferon that is injected intravenously. Drugs (neovir, tsiktoferon), which increase the production of interferon in the body are also used.


Once in the body, herpes infection remains there for the whole life. You can not cure the disease, but can completely forget about its existence. It is important to remember that minor signs of the virus, such as the common cold on the lips, may eventually develop into serious complications. Therefore, you should begin treatment in the first manifestations of viral activity.

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