varicella zoster virus

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Related to varicella zoster virus: shingles, chicken pox
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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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Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Direct immunofluorescence testing and culture of vesicular fluid were positive for varicella zoster virus (VZV) on postvaccination day 24.
Keywords: Glucose, Herpetic neuralgia, insulin, Varicella zoster virus.
If anything, the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that triggered chicken pox-the same virus that causes shingles-is now lying dormant at the root of your nerves, and could make you susceptible to shingles.
One of the effects of the vaccine, of course, is less circulating varicella zoster virus in our communities.
Material and Methods: Patients with clinical suspicion of chickenpox during the outbreak were confirmed by laboratory tests including complement fixation test using commercial antigen of Virion/Serion of Germany and Immunoglobulin M for Varicella zoster virus by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay of Vircell, Spain.
The varicella zoster virus vasculopathies: clinical, CSF, imaging, and virologic features.
DISCUSSION: Herpes zoster is caused by the reactivation of Varicella zoster virus, emerging from the period of latency in the dorsal root ganglion.
Working in conjunction with researchers in Leuven, Belgium, the team found BCNAs to be active agents against the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of human chickenpox and shingles.
This syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster that occurs when latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection reactivates and spreads to affect the geniculate ganglion.
According to the company, FV-100 is a fast acting, low dose, once-daily oral antiviral agent being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster, or shingles, which is an infection caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus.
Within the Lyra brand, Quidel also offers FDA-approved molecular diagnostic tests for 15 different infectious agents, including eleven molecular tests for respiratory disease (Strep A, Strep C+G, Influenza A, Influenza B, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus (HAdV), and HPIV-1, -2, and -3) and four other PCR assays for other serious infectious disease pathogens (herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus (VZV) and C.