Anita Arora

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OBJECTIVE To assess risk factors for herpes zoster beyond age and immunosuppression, especially the association with a family history of herpes zoster, since a preventative herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia vaccine is now available. DESIGN We undertook a case-control study of herpes zoster, which represents reactivation of latent varicella zoster(More)
We look to you, as medical students nearing graduation, to help transform the quality and value of medical care. Your choice in a residency program will shape your care for patients for years to come and can also present opportunities to lead improvements in health care. Surely, this is one of the most important decisions you will make in your career.(More)
This review focuses on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, diagnosis, and current treatment, with emphasis on EBV-associated mucocutaneous manifestations in primary infections, acute EBV-associated syndromes, chronic infections, lymphoproliferative disorders, and lymphomas. In primary infection, EBV infects B cells and can cause mucocutaneous manifestations(More)
A dosage of 1 g of valacyclovir 3 times per day (TID) for 7 days has already been shown to be superior to an oral dosage of 800 mg acyclovir 5 times per day for 7 days in immunocompetent individuals. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of an oral dosage of valacyclovir, 1 g TID versus 2 g TID, for the treatment of herpes zoster(More)
BACKGROUND Vemurafenib is an oral BRAF inhibitor recently approved for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Patients treated with this medication have been reported to have the occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and/or actinic keratosis (AK). OBJECTIVE We report the case of a patient treated with vemurafenib for papillary thyroid carcinoma who(More)
Among individuals with HIV-infection, coinfection with oncogenic viruses including EBV, HHV-8, and HPV cause significant cancer-related morbidity and mortality. It is clear that these viruses interact with HIV in unique ways that predispose HIV-infected individuals to malignant diseases. In general, treatment directed specifically against these viruses does(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster (shingles) is a common disease caused by a reactivation of the latent varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox), which resides in the dorsal root ganglia. Valacyclovir HCl, the L-valyl ester of acyclovir, is an antiviral drug that is used to accelerate the resolution of the herpes zoster rash and associated pain and reduce the duration of(More)
An Agile framework of software development has attracted major players of the software industry. This transition of approach has caused significant changes in terms of fast delivery, less documentation, more satisfaction and more interactions. Effective handling of frequent changes during development is one of the important accepting criteria for this(More)