- Herpes type 6 - causes different diseases
- In 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
(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
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
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.