varicella zoster virus

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Noun1.varicella zoster virus - the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpoxvaricella zoster virus - the member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
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Environmental samples were collected from the patient's room and were contaminated with VZV DNA.
5-mL dose of the HZ/su vaccine contains 50 mcg each of the recombinant VZV gE antigen and each of the two component parts of the ASO1B adjuvant.
Diagnosis of VZV in the central nervous system is based on isolation of the virus in cerebral spinal fluid by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
12) Implications of VZV misdiagnosis can range from psychosocial to legal, such as in one misreported pediatric example leading to an incorrect charge of suspected child abuse.
VZV is the exception and is spread by airborne transmission, while sexual transmission is important for HSV type 2 and CMV (3).
Circulation of wild type VZV has declined considerably during the era of varicella and zoster vaccines (2); however, given the delays and challenges in determining if a vesicular rash in a vaccine recipient is VZV, early institution of a contact investigation by clinicians and public health officials might mitigate the risk for VZV transmission.
Detailed history was taken from all patients specially emphasizing on duration of lesions, prodromal symptoms, associated pain, precipitating factors, past history of varicella and VZV immunization.
951301), HSV-2 (HSV-1 and 2 were propagated in tissue culture, Ref 951302) and VZV DNA extracted from lesions of a patient with chickenpox were used.
Those exposed to the VZV who have never had chicken pox will develop chicken pox, not shingles.
In complement fixation test, antibodies against VZV were detected in micro wells using commercial VZV antigen of Virion/Serion of Germany, sheep red blood cells (RBCs) and guinea pig serum as complement.
VZV in a pediatric transplant recipient can cause a number of complications, including encephalitis, pneumonitis, and even death (Pergam, Limaye, & the American Society of Transplantation [AST] Infectious Disease Community of Practice, 2009).
Most of us are exposed to VZV during childhood, and it's thought that traces of the virus make their way into the nervous system, where they lie dormant.