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Here is a quick mnemonic ” ZEUS IS (G)O(D) “ to remember about the Disseminated Herpesvirus Infection Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Disseminated herpesvirus infection is a serious condition caused by the spread of the herpesvirus throughout the body. While herpesviruses can cause various diseases, such as oral or genital herpes, disseminated infection refers to cases where the virus has spread beyond the initial site of infection and affects multiple organ systems.

Disseminated Herpesvirus Infection Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • Zoster: Generalized vesicles that can evolve to pustules and ulcerations; individual lesions similar for VZV and HSV.
  • Eczema herpeticum: Zoster cutaneous dissemination >25 lesions extending outside involved dermatome.
  • Ulcerations: HSV extensive, progressive mucocutaneous lesions that may occur in absence of dissemination, sometimes disseminate in eczematous skin.
  • Skin lesions: HSV visceral dissemination may occur with only localized mucocutaneous disease; in disseminated neonatal disease, skin lesions diagnostically helpful when present, but rash absent in a substantial minority of cases.
  • Immunosuppression: Patients with immunosuppression, eczema, and neonates.
  • Severe: Visceral organ involvement (e.g., liver, lungs) in some cases; neonatal disease particularly severe.
  • G – (blank)
  • Organ involvement: Visceral organ involvement (e.g., liver, lungs) in some cases; neonatal disease particularly severe. Disease: Neonatal disease particularly severe.
  • D – (blank)

Mnemonic :  ZEUS IS (G)O(D)

Dr. Arin Nandi

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