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« Reply #25 on: 29/09/2007 22:06:15 »
chris and iko... you're both doctors, right?

Exactly so.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 29/09/2007 22:14:38 »


Paediatric varicella hospitalisations in France: a nationwide survey.

Grimprel E, Levy C, de La Rocque F, Cohen R, Soubeyrand B, Caulin E, Derrough T, Lecuyer A, d'Athis P, Gaudelus J; Pediatricians Working Group.
Groupe de Pathologie Infectieuse Pédiatrique de la Société Française de Pédiatrie, Paris, France. emmanuel.grimprel@trs.ap-hop-paris.fr

Paediatric patients hospitalised with varicella (n = 1575) were reported to a French national network between March 2003 and July 2005. Superinfection was identified in 50.3% of cases, principally of skin and soft-tissue (36.5%).
The risk of superinfection increased with fever relapse, use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, prolonged fever, an age of 1-5 years, and contamination at the childminder's home. Neurological complications were observed in 7.8% of cases, while pulmonary complications were less frequent (3.1%). Forty-nine patients had sequelae and eight patients died. Surveillance should continue in France with a view to the future implementation of a universal vaccination programme.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2007 May;13(5):546-9.

 

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« Reply #27 on: 29/09/2007 23:37:52 »

The best time to catch VZV is actually in the first 6 months of life. During this time infants carry their mother's antibodies and therefore develop only a mild infection. After 6 months, when maternal antibody has decayed away, the manifestations are more severe.

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Chris, this is the reason parents used to gather all of their kids together for a "pox party", isn't it?
Is this without logic?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 29/09/2007 23:39:39 »
LET US UNDERSTAND THE DISEASE AND MEDICINE PART
Failure to treat zoster with antiviral medication may increase the likelihood of postherpetic neuralgia. However, one study suggests this is not the case in young, otherwise healthy individuals.

The training of immune system involves some real excercise. But overall the study suggests that it  doesnt harm if the case is young.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 30/09/2007 05:48:15 »
Another attempt with corrections:

Yes the best time to catch the Virus according to doctors is in the first 6 months of life.

This is not correct.
You should add a citation-source-reference at least in one out of 4 statements of yours.
Probably you meant that in the first 6 months an infant is partially protected by specific IgG antibodies anti-HHV-3 passed by the immunized mother.  More IgGs are available if the baby is breastfed.

ikod

Ops. Me apologize and go back to my corner with me english textbook.
I thought that 'best time' meant higher incidence-risk of infection.
Me sorry back to my corny cod liver oil story.

ikod   [:-[]
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« Reply #30 on: 30/09/2007 06:18:41 »
amazing kids.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 19/10/2007 17:41:45 »
Most childhood diseases tend to occur around the age children start going to school or kindergarten.
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