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var·i·cel·la

 (văr′ĭ-sĕl′ə)
[New Latin, diminutive of variola, variola; see variola.]

var′i·cel′loid′ (-sĕl′oid′) adj.

varicella

(ˌværɪˈsɛlə)
n
(Pathology) the technical name for chickenpox
[C18: New Latin, irregular diminutive of variola]
ˌvariˈcellar adj

chick′en•pox`

or chick′en pox`,



n.
a disease, commonly of children, caused by the varicella zoster virus and characterized by fever and the eruption of blisters.
Also called varicella.
[1720–30]

var·i·cel·la

(văr′ĭ-sĕl′ə)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varicella - an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virusvaricella - an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
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var·i·cel·la

n. varicela. V.: chickenpox

varicella

n varicela
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The changing epidemiology of varicella incidence after implementation of the one-dose varicella vaccination policy.
Washington, April 1 ( ANI ): The varicella vaccine has been largely successful in neutralizing chicken pox, scientists say.
The patient was diagnosed as neonatal varicella by clinical and serological examination.
The child had no history of chickenpox, but had received a single dose of varicella vaccine as an infant.
Their topics include Varicella zoster virus transcriptional regulation and the roles of its immediate-early proteins, the role of the ICPO protein in counter-acting intrinsic cellular resistance to virus infection, translational control in Herpes simplex virus-infected cells, structure-function profiles of nine Varicella-zoster virus glycoproteins, nuclear egress and development of Herpes simplex virus, molecular chaperones and alphaherpesvirus infection, Varicella-zoster virus pathogenesis and latency, vaccines and new antiviral strategies against Herpes simplex virus, immunity and immune evasion strategies induced by Varicella zoster virus, the expression and functions of human alphaherpesvirus microRNAs, and oncolytic Herpes simplex virus vectors for cancer therapy.
I have read with great enthusiasm the paper entitled "Transient depletion of innate immunity in varicella infection in otherwise healthy children", written by Bahadir and colleagues, in the recent issue of the journal [1].
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the etiological agent of primary varicella (chicken pox) in childhood; it establishes a latent infection that may be reactivated to cause herpes zoster (shingles).
Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to a new study published in print this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
VariZIG is intended for patients without evidence of immunity who have been exposed to varicella and who are at increased risk for severe disease and complications.
Kenneth Beer is launching a clinical study to test the efficacy of cosmetic filler Sculptra to treat acne and varicella (chicken pox) scars.
The varicella incubation period was 10 days, which matched the range (10-21 days).
* Varicella vaccine has been available since March 1995 and is approved for use in healthy children 12 months of age or older, and susceptible (i.e., no evidence of having had chickenpox in the past) adolescents and adults.