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Shingles

Shingles

The pathogenesis (cause) of shingles sounds like science fiction—a virus that causes a common childhood illness lies dormant for 50 or 60 years and then produces a different illness that can lead to severe, lifelong pain. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by a relapse of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV); acute infection with this virus [...]

September 27, 2011 More
Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

The term mononucleosis refers to both a specific infection and a syndrome, with considerable overlap between the two. Acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection produces an illness characterized by sore throat, swollen lymph glands, fatigue, and fever. The clinical illness produced by acute EBV infection is called mononucleosis; the term is also used when other infectious [...]

September 17, 2011 More