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Flashcards in Shingles ( Herpes Zoster) Deck (10):
1

What are the signs of herpes zoster?

Itching vesicles grouped


together on top of a red rash

Painful to touch


Low grade fever

Malaise

2

How are shingles spread?

The vesicles contain fluid that transmits the virus

3

Where is the rash usually located?

Along a dermatome

4

What is a dermatome ?

An area of skin that gets all of its innervations by a single spinal nerve

5

What are some area of dermatomes?

Face, trunk , back

6

Will the rash and vesicles be unilateral or bilateral?

Unilateral

7

What are the isolation precautions for herpes zoster?

Respiratory isolation

8

What is the treatment for shingles ?

Analgesics

Supportive care

Cool compresses

Try to keep vessels intact

9

What may be seen after the vesicles have healed?

Scarring

10

This viral infection is caused by what virus?

Varicella

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