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The shingles area affects 20% of Romania's population

The shingles area affects 20% of Romania's population

The shingles area, the name under which this condition is known by the population, or shingles, the scientific name, affects, according to the estimates of the specialists in the field of dermatology, about 20% of the inhabitants of Romania.

The shingles area, the name under which this condition is known by the population, or shingles, the scientific name, affects, according to the estimates of the specialists in the field of dermatology, about 20% of the inhabitants of Romania.
In addition, in most cases, severe complications such as encephalitis, paralysis of the cranial nerves (Bell paralysis, Ramsay Hunt syndrome) occur, and in the case of ophthalmic shingles, ocular complications may occur leading to irreversible loss of vision. .
"It is a disease that must be taken seriously from the first symptoms, because without a drug treatment prescribed by the dermatologist and given within the first 72 hours after the appearance of skin rashes, the lesions that in the incipient phase do not appear serious. necrotic and hemorrhagic.


At the same time, the pain accompanies the eruption in a percentage of 60-90% of cases, "said Dr. Costache Mihaela Tamara, a specialist doctor in the Clinical Hospital of Dermato-Venerology" Prof. Dr. Scarlat Longhin "from Bucharest.
Regarding the age category affected by the prevalence of this disease, it is represented by the persons passed by the second youth, aged over 50 years. However, specialists in the field argue that in recent times cases of shingles have been registered more and more often among children, adolescents and young people, mainly due to psycho-social factors.
According to dermatologist Costace M. Tamara, the causes that trigger the shingles area include a wide range, such as age, genetic predisposition, but also neurological causes for depression and long-term exposure to stress and fatigue.
The treatment differs from case to case because this condition has a specific pathology and evolution for each patient, but is largely based on antiviral therapy, corticosteroids, antidepressants, analgesics and anticonvulsants administered orally or intravenously.
Source: Current