Herpes Zoster

Herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus, the house guests who never leave

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Human alphaherpesviruses including herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1, HSV-2) and varicella zoster virus (VZV) establish persistent latent infection in sensory neurons for the life of the host. All three viruses have the potential to reactivate causing recurrent disease. Regardless of the homology betwee…

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The capacity of varicella zoster virus (VZV) to cause varicella (chickenpox) relics upon multiple steps, beginning with inoculation of the host at mucosal sites with infectious virus in respiratory droplets. Despite the presence of a powerful immune…

Review of Herpes Zoster with Immunosuppression and Autoimmune Disease

Researchers from the University of British Columbia reported on their systematic review and meta-analysis of risk of herpes zoster (HZ) in patients receiving biologics, DMARDs and/or corticosteroids for autoimmune diseases.

The Science and Faith of Herpes Zoster Management

Herpes Zoster (HZ) is an often discussed issue…