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Glossary for Herpes

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Accutane -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Accutane during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Bedsores: Skin ulcers from prolonged pressure
  • Canker sores: Ulcers of the mouth or nearby areas
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Cervicitis: Inflammation of the cervix
  • Chancroid: An sexually transmitted disease caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and is characterized by painful genital ulceration.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Chorioretinitis: Inflammation of the choroids and retina of the eye. It can be caused by various pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungus or protozoa. Other noninfectious diseases such as sarcoidosis can cause abnormal deposits in the eye which can also result in inflammation.
  • Chronic pelvic pain:
  • Cold sores: Skin cores on the skin, face, or lips.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Conjunctivitis: Contagious eye infection
  • Dyspareunia: Vaginal pain after sexual intercourse
  • Folliculitis: An inflammatory reaction which occurs in the follicles
  • Genital herpes: Sexually transmitted infection of the genital region.
  • Genital lesions: Genital lesions are ulcers or sores that develop on the genitals.
  • Granuloma inguinale: Granulomous disease spread sexually.
  • Herpesvirus: A group of DNA viruses that occur in humans
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Inguinal lymphadenopathy: Inguinal lymphadenopathy is a condition in which there are enlarged or swollen lymph nodes in the groin area.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Isotretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Isotretinoin (an acne treatment drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Neonatal Jaundice: Common skin yellowing jaundice in newborn babies.
  • Oral Ulcer: An open sore inside the mouth.
  • Oral lesions: lesions arising in the oral cavity.
  • Oral thrush: Candida fungal infection of the mouth.
  • Paronychia: Skin infection of a nail
  • Proctitis: A chronic inflammatory disease of the rectum which causes bloody diarrhea.
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
  • Sutton disease 2: A rare condition characterized by recurring periods of painful inflamed mouth ulcers.
  • Tacrolimus -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Tacrolimus during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Thrush: Thrush is a fungal infection which is caused by a fungus from the Candida species. It usually affects the mucus membranes of the mouth and vagina. Occasionally the infection can spread throughout the body and cause severe illness.
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Tularemia: A rare infections disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (a gram-negative pleomorphic coccobacillus). Transmission occurs through contact with infected animals or there habitats e.g. bites from infected insects or other animals, eating infected wild animals, contact with contaminated water and soil. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the method of infection. For example infection through inhalation can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia, eating infected animals can cause a sore throat and abdominal symptoms and transmission through the skin can cause result in a painful skin ulcer.
  • Varicella -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Varicella during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Vesiculobullous rash:
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • Vulvar cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissue of the vulva.
  • Vulvar lesions: A condition which is characterized lesions which occur on the vulva

 

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