Herpes 8 type is very dangerous for many people
Hello, dear friends! Here we discuss simple forms of herpes, such as cold on the lips or genital infection, which many people have.
And less common types of this disease somehow left without attention. I want to tell you about a new type of herpesvirus, which was discovered relatively recently in the study of Kaposi’s sarcoma.
This 8 type threat to a particular social group, is not as common as the first types.
Want to know who threatens the 8 type of virus that is pathology and how is it treated? Then read carefully!
Kaposi’s sarcoma and other diseases because of girisindeki
For many years the doctors tried to figure out what causes Kaposi’s sarcoma and other similar ailments.
During the study of the disease they determined that virtually all patients present in the body special type of herpes. Scientists have decided to assign him a separate room and learn more.
It turned out that the virus of type 8 is a predisposing factor for the development of cancer diseases.
What diseases, in addition to sarcomas, can cause this type? For example, these:
- primary lymphoma;
- pathology Castleman;
- multiple myeloma.
The above virus has a specific gene that disrupts the production of certain proteins in the human body, opposing the formation of cancer cells.
That’s why he can develop different types of cancer.
What if I told you that at the present time, the above-described virus have 30% of the adult population of the planet? Scared? Not panic, because he has certain characteristics – it can hurt not all.
The danger of girisindeki: who should be afraid of it?
The interesting thing is that this microorganism can act only in case of significant weakening of the immune system. In the body of an adult healthy person with strong immune systems he isnegative will not.
Like all types, this is not excreted from the body, therefore, it is likely that in the future dormant virus wakes up and trigger the above pathology.
But this will happen only in the case if your immune system is greatly weakened and will not be able to recover quickly.
Most severe herpes of type 8 is for people with:
- immunodeficiency, which developed on the background of long treatment, organ transplantation, and Oncology.
See, not so scary as it seemed! If you do not enter into these social groups, then you can sleep peacefully.
How do you get infected?
It is believed that this virus is spread mainly in tropical countries. It is not specifically studied, so the exact number of speakers is unknown.
The main method of transmission – sexual contact, as the causative agent of infection in the maximum number is only present on mucous membranes.
Another possible disease transmission through blood, saliva and other biological fluids. The maximum probability of becoming infected are injecting drug users and homosexuals.
Transfer vertically (prenatal from mother to child) is considered unlikely. As is often the eighth type of herpes virus causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, let’s learn more about it.
Symptoms of sarcoma
What kind of disease is this? If to explain in simple words, this multiple neoplastic processes in the vessels.
Usually the disease is diagnosed in adult men with a different sexual orientation and HIV infection (why they have scientists have not understood).
First and foremost, it affects the skin and lymph nodes and internal organs.
Sarcoma can be divided into 4 types:
The eighth herpesvirus, in turn, is also divided into strains: A, b, and C. Strain A was associated with AIDS-associated sarcoma, and other types of this disease as well as lymphoma, pathology Castleman, myeloma.
Classic Kaposi develops very slowly, sometimes this process takes years. First and foremost, it affects the foot, the lateral surface of the legs, hands. It has three phases with specific symptoms:
- the earliest – on the skin there are small red spots, no more than 5 mm in diameter, dark red in color;
- average – the rash turns into papules, becomes tight, inflamed, sometimes takes the form of plaques;
- heavy – there are multiple blue-red nodes, which may coalesce and ulcerate.
Maximum hard sarcoma occurs in AIDS patients and HIV-infected patients. Some patients have observed in their specific first symptoms a papular red rash inside the mouth, but this phenomenon is not considered mandatory.
Gradually, the disease affects the lymphatic system, and spreads to internal organs. At this stage the patient begins to actively losing weight, becomes lethargic and irritable.
The African type of sarcoma occurs mainly in children, mainly of Africans (so called). Her symptoms are not as noticeable as it develops inside the body – from damage to the lymphatic system.
Immuno-suppressive kind of usually develops after organ transplantation, but rather after the suppression of the immune system, which is necessarily performed in front of such a complex
operations. If it does not hold, then the new body simply will not survive. This form of sarcoma occurs discreet and benign.
Diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosis is carried out in a standard way – using special tests: PCR (looks for DNA of the pathogen) and ELISA (looking for antibodies to the causative agent in the blood). These tests can be taken in any modern laboratory, for example, in vitro.
After the diagnosis suffering treatment. First and foremost, you need to treat the underlying disease, e.g. HIV infection or AIDS, the sarcoma may even go away on its own in the process of this treatment.
It was against her used reducing immunity drugs, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In each case gets individual treatment.
If the situation becomes life-threatening, then ill schedule the surgery, during which removed sarkanie pockets.
Well that’s all the basic information about girisindeki eighth type. I hope you all understand, and if you have any questions, then ask them in the comments.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)