Kasid Ahmed Nouri
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol
Varicella- zoster virus (VZV) is an exclusively human neurotropic, double-stranded DNA alpha herpesvirus,
primary infection causes varicella (chickenpox), with a decline in VZV-specific cell-mediated immunity
in elderly and immunocompromised individuals and VZV reactivates to cause herpes zoster (shingles) with its
complications. Varicella-zoster virus infections can produce multiple disorders of the central and peripheral nervous
system and often without rash. The most common complication of herpes zoster is post herpetic neuralgia, pain
that persists months to years after rash resolved. Herpes zoster may cause serious chronic complications, including
PHN, cerebral arteritis and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. The important of early diagnosis with a rapid virology
verification and early prompt treatment with antiviral agents can lead to complete recovery; even in patients with
protracted disease. Herpes zoster vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of both Herpes zoster, post herpetic
neuralgia and other complications. Given the limitations of existing zoster therapies, the prevention of VZV infection
has gained overriding importance. VZV vaccinations can reduce both the health and economic effects of Herpes
zoster. Although relatively costly, vaccinations not only reduce the risk of infection but may also preserve healthrelated
QOL in the geriatric population. With seven cases studies presentation there will be a high light on different
Varicella- zoster clinical presentations.
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2. 2. Mohammed Abdulelah Mezaal, Kasid A Nouri, Shareefa Abdool, Khalid Al Safar and Ahmed S M Nadeem (2009) Cerebral Palsy in Adults Consequences of Non Progressive Pathology - Open Neurol. J. 3:24-26.
3. 5. Mohamed A Al-Zaidi and Kasid A Nouri (2002) ‚?? Guillain‚??Barr√© syndrome: Pattern of Muscle Weakness. Neurosciences (Riyadh) 7 (3): 176-178
Kasid Ahmed Nouri is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) College of Medicine, Dubai, UAE. He is also working as a consultant neurologist at Mediclinic City and Welcare Hospitals, Dubai, UAE.
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