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Herpes simplex Singapore: Herpes simplex has 2 varieties. Type 1 and type 2

Herpes lesion on upper lip Herpes simplex is caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 & 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2), diagnosed with the herpes type-specific blood test





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Hush little virus, don't say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Princeton University) Four in five adults are infected with herpes simplex virus, say researchers, but most don't show symptoms like cold sores because the virus infection is 'latent' -- sleeping -- within the nervous system. While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, Princeton scientists are trying to understand what prevents the infection from going to sleep in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: Treatment options for cold sores in the early stages
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
What can be done to stop a cold sore early on? Learn more here, along with what causes cold sores in the first place and how to avoid spreading them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(Penn State) A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Medical News Today: Why does my tongue hurt?
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:58:55 +0800 |
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and other allergens such as animal danders, dust mites, pollens and molds. Common triggers in children are infections including the viruses Coxsackie A, Epstein-Barr virus, Hepa...

Medical News Today: Can HSV2 be transmitted through oral sex? What you need to know
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a form of herpes that can be sexually transmitted and causes lesions to form on the skin. Can HSV2 be transmitted orally? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

What Causes Microcephaly?
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:22:33 +0800 |
Discussion Microcephaly is usually defined as an occipitofrontal head circumference (OFC) more than 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for sex, age and ethnicity. Severe microcephaly is used for OFC < 3 standard deviations. Rates of microcephaly range from 0.5-12 patients/10,000 live births. The OFC should be measured at every well child visit and at other opportunities and plotted on standard growth charts. The OFC is measured using a nonelastic tape measure around the largest part of the head with the tape measure held above the eyebrows and ears. It is a highly reproducible measurement. There are several different international standard growth charts that can be used and those used should reflect the population the patient is drawn from the best. For example, the World Health...

Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0800 | UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences
FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma that doesn ’t fully respond to either treatment separately.T-VEC is a genetically modified version of the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores, but is safe to use. T-VE...

How to take the sting out of rashes
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:12:54 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Cold sores, athlete's foot, fungal nails, thrush - they may not be life-threatening but they can really get you down. In the fourth part of our unique series, we ask the experts what you can do to shift those infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

NIAID herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists studying herpes simplex virus infection have unexpectedly found that inhibiting a cellular enzyme complex, EZH2/1, suppresses viral infection. The researchers then demonstrated that EZH2/1 inhibitors also enhanced the cellular antiviral response in cultured cells and mice. They then showed that EZH2/1 inhibitors suppressed HSV infection, spread, and reactivation in mice and, in cell culture, suppressed human cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, and Zika virus infections. They suggest that EZH2/1 inhibitors have considerable potential as broad-spectrum antivirals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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