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A Nationwide Survey on the Hospital Vaccination Policies in Korea

Park SH, Lee MS, Kim SR, Kwak YG

BACKGROUND: Healthcare personnel (HCP) are at risk of being exposed to or transmitting infections in hospitals, and vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) is a well-known preventive strategy. Vaccination against influenza,...
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Updates of adult immunization in Korea

Shin HY, Yoo BW

An increase in the number of patients with infectious diseases in Korea, can be attributed to various factors, such as the prevalence of new infectious diseases of the 21st century,...
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Successful Treatment of Fulminant Hepatitis due to Varicella Zoster Virus using Immunoglobulin in a Kidney Transplant Patient

Hsing LC, Kim JY, Kwon JS, Shin EC, Kim SH

The clinical benefit of adjuvant intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy is controversial in immunocompromised patients with severe varicella. A twenty-one-year-old woman who had received a kidney transplant one year earlier presented...
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A clinico-epidemiological multicenter study of herpes zoster in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hospitalized children

Hwang JH, Kim KH, Han SB, Kim HH, Kim JH, Lee SY, Choi UY, Kang JH

PURPOSE: There are limited population-based data regarding herpes zoster in children. Thus we conducted a multi-institutional epidemiological analysis of herpes zoster in children and comparative analysis according to their immune...
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Protection against Severe Varicella Disease

Choi EH

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Effects of One-dose Varicella Vaccination on Disease Severity in Children during Outbreaks in Seoul, Korea

Lee YH, Choe YJ, Cho SI, Park H, Bang JH, Lee JK

BACKGROUND: In Korea, the incidence of varicella has increased despite the introduction of a universal one-dose vaccination for children aged 12–15 months in 2005. A previous study demonstrated that the...
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Epidemiological Impact of the Korean National Immunization Program on Varicella Incidence

Jung J, Ko YJ, Kim YE, Huh K, Park BJ, Yoon SJ

The number of reported varicella cases is continuously increasing in Korea; however, associated medical utilization is declining. The ratio between varicella insurance claims and reports of passive infectious disease surveillance...
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Severe Hyponatremia during Acyclovir Treatment in Shingles

Shin J, Kim M, Yoo JR, Kang SY, Oh JH

Acyclovir is effective in treating the herpes virus infection, especially chickenpox and shingles. Hyponatremia caused by acyclovir has been rarely reported. We present a shingles patient with symptomatic hyponatremia that...
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Two Cases of Chickenpox Developed from an Immunocompromised Patient with Localized Herpes Zoster

Kim YC, Han SH, Choi JY, Lee JH, Kim JS, Lee K

Varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox, which is highly contagious, at primary infection and herpes zoster at reactivation. The varicella zoster virus may be more contagious and cause serious outbreaks in...
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Varicella Zoster Virus Infection of the Pharynx and Larynx without Vocal Cord Palsy

Kim MR, Shim HK

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in the head and neck may manifest as various clinical symptoms and signs which depend on the combination of involved multiple cranial nerves. Involvements of...
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Clinical Features of Herpes Zoster in Children according to Immune Status

Choi YB, Kim DH, Kwon YS

PURPOSE: Herpes zoster appears in all ages and its incidence progressively increase. It is more common in elderly people or immunocompromised people and can be accompanied by serious complications. This...
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Implementation of Hospital Policy for Healthcare Workers and Patients Exposed to Varicella-Zoster Virus

Kim SH, Park SH, Choi SM, Lee DG

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes a highly contagious and generally benign, self-limited disease. However, in high-risk populations including immunocompromised patients, pregnant women, and neonates, VZV infection can be associated with significant...
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Varicella Zoster Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Child

Kim YJ, Choi YB, Kim DH, Kwon YS

Neurologic complications associated with varicella zoster virus (VZV) are rare in children. A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized due to headache, fever, and vomiting. Aseptic viral meningitis was strongly suspicious based...
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Comprehensive review and update on herpes zoster

Park YM

Herpes zoster (HZ) is the result of reactivation and multiplication of latent varicella zoster virus that persisted in latent form within the sensory ganglia following an earlier attack of varicella....
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Comparative Study between High Dose Aspirin and Ibuprofen in the Treatment of Kawasaki Disease in the Acute Stage

Lee SJ, Yoo GH

OBJECTIVE: Reye's syndrome can be caused by high dose of aspirin which is for treatment of acute phase of Kawasaki disease. We evaluated the effectiveness of treatment and coronary complications...
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Asthma has an adverse effect on the production of antibody to vaccines

Sheen YH

Asthma is considered a chronic inflammatory airway disease. Mounting evidence reports that patients with asthma are at significantly higher risk of developing communicable diseases such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Haemophilus...
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A Case of Varicella in Pregnancy by Using Polymerase Chain Reaction

Han SH, Kim JH, Suh HS, Choi YS

  • KMID: 2436636
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2018 Jan;56(1):72-73.
No abstract available.
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Incidence of varicella in children in Jeju-do, Korea, 2005–2016: age-period-cohort analysis

Kim J, Kim JE, Bae JM

OBJECTIVES: Although the nationwide inoculation rate of varicella vaccine was approximately 95% in Korean children recently, the number of notified varicella cases is unexpectedly continuously increasing till now. To suggest...
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Herpes Zoster with Aseptic Meningitis in Immunocompetent Children: A Case Series

Jang HJ, Yoo HW, Yoon L, Kong JH, Lee Y, Nam SO, Kim YM

Primary clinical features of rash and neurological complications due to varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation are rare in a healthy population, especially in immunocompetent children. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment...
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Developing a new index to assess varicella outbreak

Yang K, Seo I

BACKGROUND: Varicella is the most common infectious disease reported despite the high vaccination rate. Interventions that target humans are particularly effective for varicella because humans are its only natural host....
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