Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ATD3 psoriasis/ fibromyalgia

Urticaria (feng zhen, wind rash)
- Acute; wind-driven; comes & goes (lasts a few minutes to a few hours, up to 36 -72 hrs)
- Typically an allergic reaction to food or air borne pathogens - epf related
- Easiest type to treat
-Typically upper regions of the body (chest, back, upper extremities) - Pink-red; no papules; whole skin is puffy.

Integument: Chicken Pox

What is another name for chicken pox and shingles?
-chicken pox: varicella zoster
-shingles: herpes zoster

Epidemiology Varicella Zoster
-peak onset: 5-9 years of age
-outbreak: Jan-May
-etiology: Herpes Varicella Zoster virus
-transmission: direct contact with fluid from vesicle, respiratory droplet such as coughing or sneezing, direct contact with sore from person with shingles and transplacental
-household transmission rate: 80-90%