Flashcards in Shingles Deck (10)
This viral infection is caused by what virus?
What are the signs of herpes zoster?
Itching vesicles grouped together on top of red rash, painful to touch, low- grade fever, malaise
How are shingles spread?
The vesicles contain fluid that transmits the virus
Where is the rash usually located?
Along a dermatome
What is a dermatome?
An area of skin that gets all of its innervations by a single spinal nerve.
What are some areas of dermatomes?
Face, trunk, back
Will the rash and vesicles be unilateral or bilateral?
What are the isolation precautions for Herpes Zoster?
What is the treatment for shingles?
Try to keep vesicles intact