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Herpes zoster

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Definisjon:
Hudinfeksjon forårsaket av varicella-zoster-virus
Forekomst:
Insidens er ca 2 pr 1000 innbyggere pr år
Symptomer:
Starter med avgrensede, brennede smerter. Etter noen dager får pasienten vesikulært utslett, ev. feber
Funn:
Ensidig vesikulært utslett i ett dermatom
Diagnostikk:
Tilleggsprøver vanligvis ikke nødvendig
Behandling:
I den akutte fasen anbefales smertebehandling. Spesifikk antiviral terapi kan være aktuelt hos eldre
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  • Ingard Løge, spesialist allmennmedisin, redaktør NEL

Tidligere fagmedarbeidere

  • Sylvi Torvund, spesialist i allmennmedisin, Nidarvold legesenter, Trondheim
  • Kristin Ryggen, overlege, Hudavdelingen, Regionsykehuset i Trondheim