Herpes type 6 - causes different diseases - Adults

January 28, 2014

  • Herpes type 6 - causes different diseases
  • In adults,

 Herpes type 6 adults

The symptoms of recurrent herpes infection in children

Relapses chronic herpes infection caused by the herpes virus type 6B flow much easier. They develop normally due to lower immunity. Symptoms of these diseases resemble frequent acute respiratory viral infections (ARI), or worsening of chronic infectious and inflammatory diseases of upper respiratory tract. Distinctive features of these diseases are long-lasting increase in temperature to the low numbers, swollen lymph nodes and liver.


Symptoms of herpes type 6 adults

Herpes Type 6A in adults is associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis. This is a less-studied type of herpes virus, which is highly resistant against the effects of high temperatures. At the same time on the metal surfaces are kept for about two hours on the wooden - about three hours, and gauze and cotton wool - more than six hours.

Pathogen infection in adults typically settles in nasopharyngeal and salivary glands, and an inactive form - in blood cells monocytes.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue - if life is not a pleasant experience  Chronic fatigue - if life is not a pleasant experience
   (myalgic encephalomyelitis) usually begins as SARS: a sudden rise in temperature to a moderately high numbers, sore throat, nasal congestion and a slight increase in nearby lymph nodes - submandibular and neck (rarely increased occipital and axillary lymph nodes). All this is combined with muscle weakness and fatigue, which literally piled on the patient from the first days of the disease. There are also uncertainties arising in different parts of the extremities, muscle-joint pain.

Symptoms of central nervous system are manifested as irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
 , Anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 , Tearfulness and insomnia.

Acute herpetic infection caused by the herpes virus type 6A, can be manifested in the form of symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, malignant tumors of the lymph nodes (lymphoma), Hodgkin's disease. In addition, this infection can exacerbate viral infection such as AIDS.

Multiple sclerosis - an autoimmune disease (ie, disease caused by an allergy to a person's own tissues). Today, many researchers believe that triggers an autoimmune reaction herpes virus type 6. But it certainly is not the only factor causing multiple sclerosis.

The initial symptoms of MS are fatigue, unsteadiness of gait, incoordination and sensitivity (temperature, by touch, by shaking, and so on). These symptoms may arise (usually after an infection), then disappear. In the end, there are recent signs of multiple sclerosis: fatigue limbs, paresis of the muscles, double vision, decreased visual acuity in one eye, dizziness, speech disorders, swallowing disorders, urination, defecation. All this leads to the complete immobilization of the patient and the loss of basic life functions.


Herpes sixth type - Diagnosis

To confirm the diagnosis of herpes infection caused by the herpes virus type 6 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR - detected virus DNA), the method of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA - detected antibodies to infectious agents, the class which you can judge whether the primary is an infection or relapse of chronic ) culture method (seeding biological fluids on culture media to isolate and identify the infectious agent).


Treatment of herpes infection caused by the herpes virus type 6

Treatment of herpes virus type 6 (primary infection) normally requires only symptomatic treatment, because most of antiviral drugs in this case are ineffective. Sufficiently persistent therapeutic effect against both subtypes of the herpes virus type 6 was seen mainly in the use of foscarnet. In relation to the herpes virus subtype activity 6B shows antiviral drug ganciclovir. Unfortunately, children up to 12 years, these drugs are not prescribed.

Treatment of herpes type 6 also provides for the appointment of immunomodulators. It likopid, amiksin, polyoxidonium, tsikloferon TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses  TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses
   and others. Sometimes immune reconstitution prescribed herpes vaccine.

Herpes infection caused by the herpes virus type 6, is common, especially among young children, but not always diagnosed. Very often, the disease is under diagnosed SARS, measles and so on. There and effective drugs for treating the disease. However, timely detection of herpes infection and its proper treatment is very important for the prevention of complications.

Galina Romanenko

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Herpes on the eye - the risk of vision loss - herpetic keratitis

January 27, 2014

  • Herpes on the eye - the risk of vision loss
  • Herpetic keratitis

 herpetic keratitis

Symptoms of herpetic keratitis

Herpes on the eye can not be limited only to the defeat of the skin and mucous membranes. Quite often affected cornea (front transparent shell) with the development of its eye inflammation - keratitis. Herpetic keratitis may occur in different forms, thus affecting the cornea to varying degrees. The first sign of keratitis are photophobia, lacrimation, eye pain and the inability to open his eyes. It is also characteristic decrease in the sensitivity of the cornea that can lead to further injury to her at various kinds of manipulations. Children corneal injury may occur due to the fact that they constantly rub his eyes. Eye injury may result in additional bacterial infection.

On the surface of the cornea (often along the nerve fibers) appear typical blisters and inflammatory sealing (infiltration). The bursting of the bubbles break the integrity of the surface layer of the cornea, which leads to increased pain. Corneal opacities appear portions that may remain after recovery - it reduces the severity of, and in some cases lead to blindness. This is what makes the eye herpes dangerous disease.


Complications herpetic keratitis

The inflammatory process can go on the cornea and the iris, ciliary body - developing iridocyclitis, pain in the eye at the same time increase. Can form adhesions Adhesions - how to get rid of them?  Adhesions - how to get rid of them?
   between the cornea, the iris and ciliary body, resulting in the pupil becomes irregular shapes and can not respond to light. Adhesions between the iris and the lens, or in the corner of the front of the camera may disrupt the outflow of intraocular fluid and contribute to increased intraocular pressure. Externally, the iris becomes reddened, swollen, with a blurred picture.

Herpetic keratitis may also be complicated by acute retinal necrosis. This complication develops in immunodeficiencies (eg AIDS). With the defeat of retinal blindness occurs - the affected eye does not see anything. Often, this was not the end, and after a few weeks and the second eye is affected. Total blindness is quite common complication of retinal necrosis.

Herpes in front of the child more often called HSV, but can be severe because of the propensity of the child's body to the generalization of any inflammatory process.


Treatment of ocular herpes

Herpes treatment on the eye must start as early as possible and to wear adequate character, otherwise the complications will arise.

Treatment of herpes eyelid eyes if it does not tend to spread, can be carried out using the antiviral and immunomodulating agents for topical application. This is primarily a 5% acyclovir ointment or cream Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 Which are applied to the affected skin 5 times a day for two weeks. In the intervals between the application of acyclovir on the eyelid skin can be applied 5% liniment tsikloferona. For the drying of vesicles and ulcers on the skin can be lubricated with brilliant green dot or fukortsinom.

When severe pain along the affected nerves prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ketorol, Ibuprofen, Nurofen and others.) And novocaine blockade. To reduce swelling, remove the itching and burning inside as prescribed antihistamines - suprastin, erius and so on. Locally appointed physiotherapy (UHF, UFO).

If, despite treatment, herpes continues to spread to the surrounding tissues, is assigned to the system antiviral treatment - acyclovir (valacyclovir, famciclovir) taken orally.

If it affects the conjunctiva of the eye for the treatment of eye ointment is applied at a 3% aciclovir eye ointment acyclovir, which lay behind the lower eyelid 5 times a day until complete healing process. In the eyes buried antiviral 0, 1% eye drops oftan go. The procedure is performed through the first hour of the afternoon and two hours at night, and after the improvements - two hours during the day and four hours at night, the course of treatment - 5 days.

The structure of the complex treatment of herpes Treatment of herpes - a serious problem  Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
   Eyes often introduced synthetic interferon inducer Poludanum - eye drops for herpes and the solution for subconjunctival injection.

If there is a suspicion of spread of herpes of the cornea, is attached to the local treatment system - antiviral drugs for oral administration. The most effective drug in this case is Famvir.

Deep keratitis and herpetic lesions usually heal retinal hospital. Antiviral and immunomodulatory drugs intravenously while combining systemic treatment with the holding of local procedures.

Herpetic eye disease - it is always dangerous, so much importance is strengthening the immune system Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
   - Only the immune system can actively resist the virus.

Galina Romanenko

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