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  • Breman JG & Henderson DA. Diagnosis and management of smallpox. N Engl J Med 2002;346(17):1300-1308.
    Five types of smallpox have been identified, based on a study by the World Health Organization of 3544 patients in India.
    “Ordinary” smallpox is the typical type in non-immunized persons and accounts for approximately 90% of cases.
    “Modified” smallpox is a milder, rarely fatal illness that occurs in 25% of previously immunized and 2% of unimmunized persons. Modified smallpox cases are characterized by fewer, smaller, more superficial lesions, which evolve more rapidly.
  • Breman JG & Henderson DA. Diagnosis and management of smallpox. N Engl J Med 2002;346(17):1300-1308.
    Petechiae – minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin
    “Hemmorhagic” smallpox (<3% of cases) occurs in persons with immune compromise (pregnant women are also at increased risk) and is associated with extensive viral multiplication and disordered blood clotting. Patients develop cutaneous petechiae and bleeding from the conjunctiva and mucous membranes. The incubation period is shortened, and the prodromal illness is severe and almost uniformly fatal within seven days of onset.
    Hemorrhagic and malignant smallpox are difficult to recognize as smallpox and may be mistaken for viral hemorrhagic fever, meningococcemia, acute leukemia, or other infections with disordered blood clotting. Hemorrhagic and malignant smallpox cases are highly infectious and present the greatest risk for airborne transmission.
  • Breman JG & Henderson DA. Diagnosis and management of smallpox. N Engl J Med 2002;346(17):1300-1308.
    “Flat-type” or “malignant” smallpox is a usually fatal illness that occurs in a minority (7% in the WHO study) of cases. Lesions evolve more slowly and coalesce, remaining flat and soft, without forming pustules. Malignant smallpox is thought to be associated with a deficient cell-mediated immune response.
    “Variola sine eruptione,” or smalllpox without rash, occurs in previously vaccinated persons and infants with maternal antibody. Cases are asymptomatic or have a mild febrile illness with influenza-like symptoms. Transmission of smallpox from these cases has not been documented.
  • Source: David Thomas, MD, PhD – formerly with WHO, now with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA
    Malignant smallpox. Note the flat, confluent appearance of the lesions.
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines (Draft 2.0). Nov 11, 2001.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines (Version 3.0). Sep 21, 2002. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/response-plan/index.asp
    Fenner F, Henderson DA, Arita I, Jezek Z, Ladnyi ID. Smallpox and its Eradication, 1988:Geneva.
    Epidemiological features of varicella that should be useful in distinguishing it from smallpox include
     
    1.      Most cases occur in children. Only 5% of adults 20-29 years of age are susceptible and only 1% of adults 30-39 years are susceptible. Thus, varicella in adults is uncommon. However, adults from tropical climates are more likely to be susceptible than their US counterparts. Although varicella cases have declined dramatically in areas where moderate to high vaccine coverage has been achieved in the United States, varicella cases have declined in all age groups, and approximately 90% of cases are still occurring among children < 15 years.
     
    2.      An expected case-fatality rate of two to three per 100,000 cases, much lower than smallpox
     
    3. A secondary attack rate among susceptible household contacts, approximately 80% (range 65-90%), higher than smallpox.
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    • 1. Rash IllnessRash Illness Paige Jordan RN, BSNPaige Jordan RN, BSN Region IIRegion II EpidemiologistEpidemiologist
    • 2. Objectives  Describe the public health action required to respond to a suspected case of smallpox  Describe the epidemiology, mode of transmission and presenting symptoms of papulovesicular rashes  Describe the differential diagnosis of papulovasicular rashes and other diseases of public health significance  Describe how to use the Diagnostic Algorithm for evaluation of rash illness  Describe the laboratory diagnosis of papulovasicular rashes
    • 3. Public Health Significance  Smallpox eradicated in 1970’s. Heightened concern that the variola virus might be used as an agent of bioterrorism.  Ruling out rash illnesses facilitates the diagnosis/confirmation of smallpox  Many rash illnesses of public health significance require ruling out other differential diagnosis  A good understanding of rash illnesses allows for early identification, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of disease.
    • 4. Public Health Action  Identify personnel to respond to a suspected case of smallpox. Personnel must have:  Documented immunity to smallpox  Unvaccinated personnel : - Fit tested N 95 mask - No contraindication to smallpox vaccination  Documented immunity to measles, rubella and varicella  Completed training in smallpox investigation & response
    • 5.  Educate providers to immediately isolate undiagnosed hospital patients with acute, generalized vesicular or pustular rash illness, to include:  Airborne precautions  Contact precautions  Notification of the ICP Public Health Action
    • 6. Public Health Action Educate providers to recognize major and minor smallpox diagnostic criteria , as follows Major Criteria  Febrile prodrome: occurring 1-4 days before rash onset: fever >101°F and at least one of the following: prostration, headache, backache, chills, vomiting or severe abdominal pain.  Classic smallpox lesions: deep-seated, firm/hard, round, well-circumscribed vesicles or pustules; may be umbilicated or confluent.  Lesions in the same stage of development: on any one part of the body (e.g., the face, or arm) all the lesions are in the same stage of development (i.e. all are vesicles, or all are pustules).
    • 7. Minor Criteria  Centrifugal distribution: greatest concentration of lesions on face and distal extremities  First lesions on the oral mucosa/palate, face, forearms  Patient appears toxic or moribund  Slow evolution: lesions evolve from macules to papules  pustules over days (each stage lasts 1-2 days)  Lesions on the palms and soles (majority of cases) Public Health Action
    • 8. Educate hospitals to report immediately cases of :  Acute febrile pustular or vesicular rash illness immediately  Educate hospitals to report hospitalized cases of varicella immediately Public Health Action
    • 9. Public Health Action Triage reports of pustular/ vesicular rash illness according to CDC criteria, as follows:  High riskHigh risk  Febrile prodrome AND  Classic smallpox lesions AND  Lesions in same stage of development  Moderate riskModerate risk  Febrile prodrome AND  1 major OR >=4 minor criteria  Low riskLow risk  No/mild febrile prodrome  Febrile prodrome and < 4 minor criteria
    • 10. Rash Illness Algorithm Goal  Evaluation of cases  Classification of cases into risk categories according to major & minor criteria Assumptions / Limitations - Will miss the first case of smallpox until day 4-5 (by excluding maculo-papular rashes) - Will miss an atypical case of smallpox (hemorrhagic, flat/velvety or highly modified) if it is the first case.
    • 11. V a ric e lla T e s tin g O p tio n a l H is to ry a n d E x a m H ig h ly S u g g e s tiv e o f V a ric e lla T e s t fo r V Z V a n d O th e r C o n d itio n s a s In d ic a te d D ia g n o s is U n c e rta in L o w R is k fo r S m a llp o x (s e e c rite ria b e lo w ) N o n -S m a llp o x D ia g n o s is C o n firm e d R e p o rt R e s u lts to In fx C o n tro l C a n n o t R /O S m a llp o x C o n ta c t L o c a l/S ta te H e a lth D e p t N o D ia g n o s is M a d e E n s u re A d e q u a c y o f S p e c im e n ID o r D e rm C o n s u lta n t R e -E v a lu a te s P a tie n t ID a n d /o r D e rm C o n s u lta tio n V Z V + /- O th e r L a b T e s tin g a s in d ic a te d M o d e ra te R is k o f S m a llp o x (s e e c rite ria b e lo w ) N O T S m a llp o x F u rth e r T e s tin g S M A L L P O X T e s tin g a t C D C S m a llp o x R e s p o n s e T e a m C o lle c ts S p e c im e n s a n d A d v is e s o n M a n a g e m e n t ID a n d /o r D e rm C o n s u lta tio n A le rt In fx C o n tro l & L o c a l a n d S ta te H e a lth D e p ts H ig h R is k fo r S m a llp o x (s e e c rite ria b e lo w ) In s titu te A irb o rn e & C o n ta c t P re c a u tio n s A le rt In fe c tio n C o n tro l o n A d m is s io n P a tie n t w ith A c u te , G e n e ra liz e d V e s ic u la r o r P u s tu la r R a s h Illn e s s Evaluating Patients for Smallpox
    • 12.  Contact IDEP emergently to arrange smallpox testing through CDC  Consider infectious disease and/or dermatology consultation  Consider testing for chickenpox, if appropriate  Clinical and epidemiological data may be collected using the vesicular rash illness form  If a specific disease is diagnosed, use the investigation form for that disease.  Consider active surveillance for vesicular/pustular rash High Risk of Smallpox  ReportReport ImmediatelyImmediately Public Health Action
    • 13.  Consider dermatology and/or infectious disease consultation  Consider testing for chickenpox (DFA)  Clinical and epidemiological data may be collected using the vesicular rash illness form  If a specific disease is diagnosed, use the investigation form for that disease  Recommend additional testing, if indicated Public Health Action Moderate Risk of Smallpox  UrgentUrgent EvaluationEvaluation
    • 14.  Consider testing for chickenpox (DFA), if appropriate. Contact IDEP to arrange  Clinical and epidemiological data may be collected using the vesicular rash illness form  If a specific disease is diagnosed, use the investigation form for that disease Public Health Action Low Risk of Smallpox Manage asManage as Clinically IndicatedClinically Indicated
    • 15. Assure collection of appropriate clinical samples for testing Smallpox Chickenpox Measles Herpes simples Monkeypox Rickettsialpox On confirmation of a specific diagnosis, refer to disease specific protocol for public health action. Public Health Action
    • 16. Investigating Tool IDEP’s case investigation worksheet for investigation of febrile vesicular or pustular rash illnesses
    • 17. SMALLPOX
    • 18. Single confirmed case is an international public health emergency
    • 19. Etiology  Variola Virus (Orthopoxvirus)  Infects only Humans  May remain viable in crusts for years at room temperature  Rapidly inactivated by UV light, chemical disinfectants
    • 20. Epidemiology  All ages and genders affected  Incubation 12 days (range 10-14 days)  Spread Person-to-person transmission: Droplets > Contact with contaminated clothing and bedding > Aerosol  Infectious Period: From the time the rash appears - particularly in the first week of illness - until the scabs fall
    • 21. Smallpox Signs & Symptoms Signs & symptoms  Fever, malaise, headache, abdominal pain, delirium  Rash, pustules, toxemia, secondary bacterial infections, death 5-6 days after rash  Survivors usually have deeply scarred face.
    • 22. Clinical Features Three stages of disease  Incubation Asymptomatic  Prodromal Nonspecific febrile illness, flu-like (may be misdiagnosed or ignored)  Eruptive Characteristic rash
    • 23.  Incubation Stage (From time of infection to onset of symptoms)  Average 12 days (range 10-14 days)  Problem for epidemiological investigation and control (e.g., quarantine) of carriers & exposed  No symptoms  Considered non-infectious during this stage Clinical Features
    • 24. Clinical Features  Prodromal Stage  Occurs 1-4 days before rash onset  End of stage marked by mucosal (mouth) lesions  Mucosal lesions indicate onset of infectiousness Common symptoms  Abrupt onset of fever > = 101 F  Weakness, headache, backache Occasional symptoms  Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, delirium
    • 25.  Eruptive Stage (Rash) “Centrifugal” (in order of appearance & severity)  Initially oral mucosa  Occurs 1-4 days before rash onset  Face, head  Forearms, hands, palms  Legs, soles, (sometimes less so on trunk) Clinical Features
    • 26. Rash Description  Enanthem (mucous membrane lesions)  Appears approx. 24 hours before skin rash  Minute red spots on the tongue and oral/pharyngeal mucosa  Lesions enlarge and ulcerate quickly  May result in complaint of sore throat  Virus titers in saliva are highest during first week of exanthem Clinical Features
    • 27. Rash Description  Exanthem (skin rash)  Appears 2-4 days after onset of fever  First appears as macules, usually on the face  Lesions appear on proximal extremities, spread to distal extremities and trunk. Clinical Features
    • 28. Clinical Features Rash Description  Classic Smallpox Lesions  Vesicles often have a central depression (“umbilication”)  Pustules raised, round, firm to touch, deeply embedded in the skin  Lesions in same stage of development  Most dense on face and distal extremities (centrifugal distribution)  Lesions on palms and soles (>=50% cases)
    • 29. Smallpox Clinical Course
    • 30. Smallpox Rash Evolution StageStage Macules Papules Vesicles Pustules Crusts All crusts separated Days after RashDays after Rash onsetonset 0-1 2-3 3-5 6-12 13-20 21-28
    • 31. Understanding the terms (Illustration by Electronic Illustrators Group.) http://www.hendrickhealth.org/healthy/001267.htm
    • 32. Rash Evolution World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 33. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Few raised spots (papules) More papules appear Rash more distinct fluid accum. to form vesicles SMALLPOX - RASH PROGRESSION World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 34. Day 4 SMALLPOX - RASH PROGRESSION Day 5 Day 7 Vesicles more distinct Fluid in vesicles becomes cloudy to form pustules Rash characteristic of smallpox no mistake in diagnosis World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 35. SMALLPOX - RASH PROGRESSION Day 8 & 9 Day 10-14 Day 20 Pustules increase in size Firm and deeply embedded Pustules dry up to form dark scabs Scabs have come off revealing depigmented areas World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 36. Smallpox Rash - Distribution
    • 37. Smallpox Rash - Distribution World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 38. Smallpox Rash - Distribution World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 39. Smallpox Rash - Distribution World Health Organization (WHO)
    • 40. Smallpox Clinical Types  Ordinary smallpox: 90% of cases  Case-fatality average 30%  Occurs in non-immunized persons  Modified smallpox  Milder, rarely fatal  Occurs in 25% of previously immunized persons and 2% of non-immunized persons  Fewer, smaller,more superficial lesions that evolve more rapidly
    • 41. Smallpox Clinical Types  Hemorrhagic smallpox: <3% of cases  Immunocompromised persons and pregnant women at risk  Shortened incubation period, severe prodrome  Dusky erythema followed by petechiae & hemorrhages into skin and mucous membranes  Almost uniformly fatal within 7 days
    • 42. Hemorrhagic Smallpox
    • 43. Smallpox Clinical Types  Malignant or flat-type smallpox: 7% of cases  Slowly evolving lesions that coalesce without forming pustules  Associated with cell-mediated immune deficiency  Usually fatal  Smallpox – No Rash (Variola sine eruptione)  Occurs in previously vaccinated persons or infants with maternal antibodies  Asymptomatic or mild illness  Transmission from these cases has not been documented
    • 44. Malignant Smallpox Thomas, D.
    • 45. Smallpox Laboratory Testing Specimens  Fluid from vesicles, pustules, or scabs  Autopsy specimens from major organs including skin, spleen, lymph node, liver, lung, kidney, and heart  Tonsillar tissue  Blood
    • 46. Laboratory Criteria for Diagnosis of Smallpox  Isolation of smallpox virus from a clinical specimen (level D lab only)  PCR identification of Variola DNA in a clinical specimen, or  Negative stain Electron Microscopy identification of Variola virus in a clinical specimen (level D lab or approved level C lab)
    • 47. Smallpox Surveillance Clinical Case Definition An illness with acute onset of fever > 101o F followed by a rash characterized by firm, deep-seated vesicles or pustules in the same stage of development without other apparent cause Laboratory criteria for confirmation Isolation of smallpox virus from a clinical specimen, OR Identification of variola in a clinical specimen by PCR or electron microscopy
    • 48. Case classification Confirmed: laboratory confirmed Probable: meets clinical case definition & has an epi link to another confirmed or probable case Suspected: Meets clinical case definition but is not laboratory- confirmed and does not have an epi link OR Atypical presentation not lab confirmed but has an epi link to a confirmed or probable case Smallpox Surveillance
    • 49. Common Conditions With Vesicular or Pustular Rashes  Varicella (primary infection with VZV)  Disseminated herpes zoster  Impetigo  Drug eruptions and contact dermatitis  Erythema multiforme minor  Erythema multiforme incl. Stevens Johnson syndrome  Enteroviruses incl. Hand, Foot and Mouth disease  Disseminated herpes simplex  Scabies and insect bites  Molluscum contagiosum
    • 50. CHICKENPOX (VARICELLA)
    • 51. Varicella Is the disease most likely to be confused with smallpox
    • 52. Chickenpox Epidemiology Incubation: 14-16 days (range 10-21 days) Spread: Person to person by direct contact with patients with :  Varicella or Zoster lesions  Airborne spread from respiratory secretions Infectious Period: two days before the onset of the rash, until all of the lesions are
    • 53. Chickenpox Epidemiology Etiology: Varicella Zoster Virus VZV Reservoir: Humans are the only source of infection Seasonality: Seasonal transmission of disease highest during winter and early spring
    • 54.  Fever and malaise usually mild in children and more severe in adults  A pruritic skin rash most prominent on chest, back, shoulders, scalp, or other areas  Lesions on the mouth, vagina, rectum, eye, or other mucous membranes changes to fluid-filled blisters  Crusting, after the blister breaks  Crusts become progressively darker with time  Scabs fall off in about 9 to 13 days  Itching-- may be severe Chickenpox Clinical Features
    • 55. Chickenpox Clinical Features Prodrome: 0-1 day of fever, anorexia, headache Rash:  Begins on face and scalp  Spreading inferiorly to trunk and extremities  Palms and soles usually spared  Scabs form as early as day 3 or 4 of rash; fall off by day 14 Enanthem: Vesicles and shallow erosions most commonly on the hard palate, but also on nasal mucosa, conjunctiva, pharynx, larynx, GI tract, urinary tract, vagina Exanthem: Macules, papules, vesicles, crusts in various stages of evolution
    • 56. . Chickenpox on the palate. Glistening, water-drop characteristic of the chickenpox vesicle on the palate. Chickenpox Clinical Features
    • 57. Chickenpox vesicle behind the ear. Classic "dew drop on a rose petal" appearance. Chickenpox Clinical Features
    • 58. Chickenpox Clinical Features © 2001, Johns Hopkins University School of
    • 59. Chickenpox Rash
    • 60.  Superficial lesions  Not well circumscribed  Confluence and umblication uncommon  Lesions at all stages of development Classic Chickenpox Rash
    • 61. Chickenpox Rash Evolution StagesStages Macules Papules Vesicles Crusts Rapid evolution of macules to papules, vesicles, crusts All stages simultaneously present Lesions superficial, distribution centripetal Scabs fall off in 9-139-13 days
    • 62. Differentiating Features Chickenpox Vs Smallpox
    • 63. Distinguishing Smallpox from Chickenpox Epi Features that Differ  Chickenpox (varicella)Chickenpox (varicella)  Most cases occur in children  Expected case fatality rate 2-3/100,000  Secondary attack rate of 80% among susceptible household contacts  Smallpox (variola)Smallpox (variola)  Most of the population expected to be susceptible  Expected case fatality rate averages 30%  Secondary attack rate ~60% in unvaccinated family contacts
    • 64. FEVERFEVER RASHASH AppearanceAppearance DevelopmentDevelopment DistributionDistribution On palms &On palms & solessoles DEATHDEATH SMALLPOXSMALLPOX AT TIME OF RASH2-4 DAYS BEFORE RASH SAME STAGE DIFFERENT STAGES SLOW MORE ON ARMS & LEGS USUALLY PRESENT > 10% RAPID MORE ON BODY USUALLY ABSENT VERY UNCOMMON CHICKENPOXCHICKENPOX Distinguishing Smallpox from Chickenpox Clinical Features that Differ
    • 65. Classic Smallpox lesion Classic Chickenpox lesion “Dew drops on a rose petal” Distinguishing Smallpox from Chickenpox Clinical Features that Differ
    • 66. Rash Distribution
    • 67. Rash Distribution Chickenpox Smallpox Content Provider: CDC/Dr. John Noble, Jr.
    • 68. Rash Distribution Chickenpox - More pocks on the trunk ­ Very Few on arms and hands ­ Pocks different stages of development Smallpox More pocks on face arms and thighs ­ Pocks same stage of development
    • 69. Rash Distribution Chickenpox - No or few lesions on the hands Smallpox - Pocks usually present on the palms of the hands
    • 70. Rash Distribution Smallpox - Many lesions on the soles Chickenpox - Few of no lesions
    • 71. Rash Distribution
    • 72. Smallpox Chickenpox Rash Distribution
    • 73. Smallpox Chickenpox Rash Distribution
    • 74. Smallpox ­ Rash same stage of development Chickenpox ­ Several stages of rash (papules, vesicles & pustules) Rash Distribution
    • 75. Smallpox ­ Scabs not yet formed Chickenpox ­ Most lesions scabbed Rash Distribution
    • 76. Smallpox ­ Scabs beginning to form Chickenpox ­ Most scabs fallen off Rash Distribution
    • 77. Chickenpox Diagnosis Rapid diagnostic testing for varicella zoster virus (DFA, IFA, PCR) Laboratory Specimens for Diagnosis Swab sample from the base of a skin lesion preferably fresh fluid vesicle
    • 78. HERPES ZOSTER (Shingles)
    • 79. A painful involvement of cutaneous nerves resulting from a reactivation of a dormant varicella zoster virus
    • 80. Herpes Zoster Epidemiology Etiology DNA virus belonging to herpes group. Same virus that transmits the chicken pox. Reactivation of varicella infection Incubation:  There may be latent period of decades before the virus is reactivated and start spreading along cutaneous nerves. Spread:  There is no convincing evidence that shingles can be contracted from another individual.  The virus remains dormant in dorsal root or cranial nerve ganglion after the patient recovers from chicken pox.
    • 81. Herpes Zoster Epidemiology  No airborne droplet spread from cases of shingles.  Direct contact with the blister fluid can cause chickenpox in a non immune person.  Immunosuppressed individuals ­ at more risk.  More common in the elderly.  The trigeminal nerve is most commonly involved cranial nerve.  Overall the thoracic is the most commonly affected.
    • 82. Herpes Zoster Clinical Features  Prodrome: Neuritic pain or paresthesia for 2­3 weeks  Physical examination reveals an eruption, which is limited to one side of the body and corresponds to a dermatome.
    • 83. What is a Dermatome? American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org).
    • 84. Herpes Zoster Rash Rash Painful papulovesicular rash Stages of Rash  Red macule  Papule  Vesicle surrounded by erythema.  The individual vesicles may become confluent and evolve over the next 2­3 weeks to become pustular, haemorrhagic and finally scabbed.  Crust formation: days to 2­3 weeks; post­herpetic neuralgia:months to years
    • 85. www.niaid.nih.gov/shingles
    • 86. Herpes Zoster Vesicle  Herpes zoster on the arm. - Characteristic grouping of vesicles
    • 87. Herpes Zoster Shingles affecting the left side of the chest of an adult male. - The dermatomes involved are T6 and T7.
    • 88. Herpes Zoster HERPES ZOSTER ON THE FACE Dermatomal distribution of the papules, vesicles, and pustules.
    • 89. •Groups of vesicles arranged along the distribution of a cranial or spinal nerve •Cutaneous and visceral dissemination from the original dermatome develops in some individuals, particularly immunocompromised patients •Associated with localized or referred pain
    • 90. HERPES ZOSTERHERPES ZOSTER  Lesions are unilaterallyunilaterally distributed along a dermatome  Lesions at any given time are in differentdifferent stages of development (vesicles, pustules, and crusts are in evidence at one time) SMALLPOXSMALLPOX  Lesions are widelywidely distributed  Lesions at any given time are all at the samesame stage of development  Associated with severe constitutional symptoms Distinguishing Smallpox from Herpes Zoster Clinical Features that Differ
    • 91. Herpes Zoster Laboratory Diagnosis  Rapid diagnostic tests for Herpes Zoster Virus Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA) - Very sensitive and specific - Critically dependent on careful collection of material from a lesion Specimen: Vesicle scraping Polymerase chain reaction Specimen: body fluid or tissue
    • 92. What is Herpes?What is Herpes? Herpes is a common viral infection. It causes oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters), and genital herpes (genital sores). There are two herpes simplex viruses:There are two herpes simplex viruses: •Herpes Simplex Type 1 (HSV-1) •Herpes Simplex Type 2 (HSV-2) These viruses look identical under the microscope, and either type can infect the mouth or genitals. Most commonly, however, HSV-1 occurs above the waist, and HSV-2 below.
    • 93. GENITAL HERPES Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection affecting primarily the genitals of men and women. It is characterized by recurrent clusters of vesicles and lesions at the genital areas. It is caused by the Herpes Simplex-2 virus (HSV- 2), one of several strains of the Herpes Simplex Virus responsible for chickenpox, shingles, mononucleosis, and oral herpes (fever blisters or cold sores, HSV-1). While generally not dangerous, it is a nuisance and can be emotionally traumatic, as there is no cure.
    • 94. It has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.; 500,000 are diagnosed each year. One in five American adults has herpes, but only one third of those inflicted are aware that they have the virus. Many people don’t relate their symptoms to herpes, since they have either very mild or no symptoms at all. Over 50 million cases are currently estimated to exist in either the active or dormant stage.
    • 95. Eczema herpeticum (ulcersulcers are of similar shape and size)
    • 96. ““The key physical sign of eczemaThe key physical sign of eczema herpeticum is blisters, pustules, orherpeticum is blisters, pustules, or erosions of a rather uniform sizeerosions of a rather uniform size and appearance”and appearance”
    • 97. Frequency of Adverse Events Following Primary Smallpox Vaccination with New York Board of Health Strain Vaccinia, by Age and Type of Adverse Event Expected Number of Adverse Events Per Million Vaccines Type of Adverse Event Age at Vaccination <1 1-4 5-19 20+ Death (all causes) 5 0.5 0-5 5 (?) Post-vaccinial encephalitis 6 2 3 4 Progressive vaccinia 1 0.5 1 10 + (?) Eczema vaccinatum 14 44 35 30 Generalized rashes 400 9,600 140 250 Accidental implantation 507 577 371 606
    • 98. Eczema vaccinatum Eczema vaccinatum is a serious complication that occurs when people with eczema or atopic dermatitis get vaccinated. The lesion spreads to skin that is currently affected or has recently been affected by eczema. This complication can occur even if the eczema or atopic dermatitis is not active at the time, and requires immediate medical attention. Prior to 1960, eczema vaccinatum occurred in 10 to 39 people per 1 million people vaccinated. Vaccine Immune Globulin (VIG) is felt to be a useful treatment for eczema vaccinatum.
    • 99. Eczema vaccinatumEczema vaccinatum Eczema vaccinatum is characterized by widespread vaccinial lesions over the body of patients with eczema or a history of eczema. These patients are clinically similar to burn patients, losing fluid, serous exudate, and electrolytes through their skin. Fatalities often occurred in patients who were not themselves vaccinated, but were close household contacts of recently vaccinated siblings etc. Many patients with eczema have perfectly normal vaccination responses; there are no data to show what proportion of eczema patients develop serious disease, but it is probably considerably less than half.
    • 100. While patients with other widespread skin disease can get superinfection of their rashes, they do not develop the extensive involvement found with occasional eczema patients, and essentially never die. Vigorous therapy with VIG and good supportive care reduced the fatality rate from about 10% in the pre-VIG era, to only about 1%.
    • 101. Eczema vaccinatum •In the past, it was estimated to occur in 10-39 per million primary vaccinees.* Rates in the United States today may be higher because there may be more persons Eczema vaccinatum is a localized or systemic spread of vaccinia virus. •at risk from 1) immune suppression from cancer, cancer therapy, organ transplantation, and other illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS, and 2) eczema or atopic dermatitis. Rates may be lower for persons previously vaccinated
    • 102. •Transfer of vaccinia virus can occur from autoinoculation or from contact with a vaccinee whose lesion is in the florid stages. •Individuals with eczema or atopic dermatitis are at increased risk. Eczema vaccinatum can occur regardless of whether the eczema/atopic dermatitis is active at the time of vaccination
    • 103. •Virus implanted in disrupted skin (may be at multiple sites) spreads from cell to cell producing extensive lesions dependent on extent of abnormal skin. •Treatment should include hospitalization and urgent treatment with VIG. Mortality has been prevented in patients treated promptly and adequately. •Severe cases and fatalities have been observed after contact of recently vaccinated persons with persons who have active eczema/atopic dermatitis or a history of eczema/atopic dermatitis.
    • 104. EczemaEczema vaccinatum.vaccinatum.
    • 105. Eczema vaccinatum.Eczema vaccinatum.
    • 106. Eczema vaccinatumEczema vaccinatum in contact to recentlyin contact to recently vaccinated child.vaccinated child. Recovered withoutRecovered without sequelae orsequelae or permanent ocularpermanent ocular damage.damage.
    • 107. Eczema vaccinatum in an unvaccinated contact to aEczema vaccinatum in an unvaccinated contact to a vaccinated sibling. [from Fenner F., Henderson DA, et al.vaccinated sibling. [from Fenner F., Henderson DA, et al. Smallpox and its Eradication. WHO. 1988].Smallpox and its Eradication. WHO. 1988].
    • 108. Generalized vaccinia •Generalized vaccinia consists of vesicles or pustules appearing on normal skin distant from the vaccination site. •In the past, it was estimated to occur in 242 per million primary vaccinees. •It is believed to result from a vaccinia viremia with skin manifestations. •Most rashes labeled as generalized vaccinia produce only minor illness with little residual damage.
    • 109. •The rash is generally self-limited and usually requires only supportive therapy. However, patients with underlying immunosuppressed illnesses may have a toxic course and require Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIG).
    • 110. Generalized vaccinia in an apparently normal child. Recovered without sequelae.
    • 111. Accidental implantations or Autoinocculation . More common, but of less concern are accidental implantations, erythematous or urticarial rashes, and “generalized vaccinia.” Accidental implantation occurs when a patient scratches his/her vaccination site, and then scratches an eye, the anus or genitals, or another skin disorder such as poison ivy. This creates a coprimary lesion distant from the intended vaccination site. When vaccinia infects the eye, care must be taken to examine for keratitis. About 6% of patients with vaccinia in the eye develop vaccinial keratitis; VIG is contraindicated in such patients, because they may get antigen-antibody precipitates in the cornea causing scarring. This child touched his inoculation site and inoculated his lower lid with vaccinia virus
    • 112. Inadvertent Inoculation •Successful vaccination produces a lesion at the vaccination site. Beginning about four days after vaccination, the florid site contains high titers of vaccinia virus. This surface is easily transferred to the hands and to fomites, especially since itching is a common part of the local reaction. •Accidental implantation occurs due to transfer of vaccinia virus from the primary site to other parts of the body, or to other individuals. •This is the most frequent complication of smallpox vaccination (529 per million primary vaccinees), accounting for approximately half of all complications of primary vaccination and revaccination. •Lesions of inadvertent inoculation can occur anywhere on the body, but the most common sites are the face, eyelid, nose, mouth, genitalia, and rectum. Lesions in eczematous skin, in disrupted skin and in the eye pose special hazards, as the infection can be extensive in skin lesions and a threat to eyesight in the eye. •Most lesions heal without specific treatment
    • 113. Vaccinia keratitis •Vaccinia keratitis results in lesions of the cornea due to accidental implantation of vaccinia virus, and is potentially threatening to eyesight. •Symptoms appear ten days after transfer of vaccinia virus. •Left untreated, considerable corneal scarring may result as lesion heals resulting in significant impairment of vision. •Topical antiviral agents are the treatment of choice; therapy should be determined in immediate consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist.
    • 114. Progressive vaccinia •Progressive vaccinia, also known as vaccinia necrosum, is a severe, potentially fatal illness characterized by progressive necrosis in the area of vaccination, often with metastatic lesions (e.g., lesions at places other than the vaccination site). •In the past, it was estimated that progressive vaccinia occurred in approximately 1 to 2 per million primary vaccinations, and was almost always fatal before the introduction of VIG and antiviral agents.
    • 115. •Rare in the past, it may be a greater threat today, given the larger proportion of susceptible persons in the population and the greater number with immunocompromise. Nearly all instances have been in people with defined cell-mediated immune defect (T-cell deficiency). •Prompt hospitalization and aggressive use of VIG are required. •Massive doses of VIG are necessary to control viremia. Up to 10 ml per kg of intramuscular VIG has been used.
    • 116. •There is no proven antiviral therapy. Preliminary studies with cidofovir show some antiviral effect in vitro; studies in animals are pending. •Immediate consultation with the CDC is recommended to determine if any experimental antiviral drugs are available.
    • 117. Electronic sources of dermatological information Dermatology Online Journal tray.dermatology.uiowa.edu/home.html Internet Dermatology Society www.telemedicine.org RxDerm-L listpro@ucdavis.edu (email) Tumours of the skin, University of California at Davis matrix.ucdavis.edu/tumors/tradition/tumors. html Dermatology online atlas www.derma.med.uni- erlangen.de/index_e.htm Dermatology atlas www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/medEd/medici ne/dermatology/melton/atlas.htm Skin cancer and benign tumor image atlas www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/medEd/medici ne/dermatology/content.htm Dermatology image bank www.tmc.edu.tw/medimage/derma_bank/de fault_eng.htm Contact dermatitis www.telemedicine.org/contact.htm DermNet (atlas and information) www.dermnet.org.nz/dna2a.html Virtual Dermatology (case directory) erl.pathology.iupui.edu/cases/dermcases/der mcases.cfm Skindex-case directory (news, reviews, treatment trends, meeting reports, CME, case reports, disease descriptions, atlas, Q&A site) www.skindex.

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