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Chickenpox Summary

Description: A highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It usually affects children, is spread by direct contact or respiratory route via droplet nuclei, and is characterized by the appearance on the skin and mucous membranes of successive crops of typical pruritic vesicular lesions that are easily broken and become scabbed. Chickenpox is relatively benign in children, but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Also Known As: Chicken Pox; Varicella

Networked: 2692 relevant articles (159 outcomes, 241 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Chickenpox

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 46 outcomes 41 studies in 336 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Chickenpox Vaccine (Vaccine, Varicella) : 41 outcomes 38 studies in 364 results : IBA
  3. Vaccines : 21 outcomes 21 studies in 325 results : IBA
  4. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 144 results : IBA
  5. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results : FDA 1
  6. sorivudine : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 7 results : IBA
  7. varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 69 results : IBA
  8. Interferons : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 23 results : IBA
  9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 3 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  10. Antibodies : 2 outcomes 30 studies in 318 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Chickenpox

  1. Herpes Zoster
  2. Infection
  3. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  4. Chickenpox
  5. Measles
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Key Therapies for Chickenpox

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  1. Transplants (Transplant) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 64 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 53 results
  3. Day Care (Partial Hospitalization) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 29 results
  4. Chemoprevention : 2 outcomes in 5 results
  5. Injections : 1 outcome 1 study in 19 results
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