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Descriptor English: Herpes Zoster
Descriptor Spanish: Herpes Zóster
Descriptor herpes zóster
Entry term(s) fuego de San Andrés
fuego sagrado
ganglionitis posterior aguda
hemizona
herpes
herpes gangrenoso
herpes zona
zona ígnea
zóster
Scope note: Enfermedad infecciosa aguda, generalmente autolimitada, que al parecer representa una activación de virus de la varicela-zoster latentes en personas que se han hecho parcialmente inmunes tras un ataque previo de varicela. Afecta a los ganglios sensitivos y a sus áreas de inervación y se caracteriza por dolor neurálgico intenso a lo largo del territorio de distribución de los nervios afectados y brotes de vesículas arracimadas sobre el área del dermatoma correspondiente. (Dorland, 28a ed)
Descriptor Portuguese: Herpes Zoster
Descriptor French: Zona
Entry term(s): Shingles
Zona
Zoster
Tree number(s): C01.925.256.466.930.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006562
Scope note: An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Neuralgia, Postherpetic MeSH
DeCS ID: 6721
Unique ID: D006562
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Herpes Zoster - Preferred
Concept UI M0010280
Scope note An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Herpes Zoster
Entry term(s) Shingles
Zona
Zoster



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