Varicella zoster virus
(chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles) are the same herpes virus.
Nearly 40% of patients with Varicella zoster virus
pneumonia require mechanical ventilation, and mortality rate is approximately 10% in adults with any co-morbid conditions (1, 3).
The infection is caused by the varicella zoster virus
, which also causes chicken pox.
XBiotech continues to advance its pipeline for other infectious disease indications, including Clostridium difficile and varicella zoster virus
The scientists measured antibody responses to fifteen antigens (molecules that trigger humoral responses) from twelve infectious agents: cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus
, influenza A virus, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B virus, Helicobacter pylori and Toxoplasma gondii.
Infection of the central nervous system caused by varicella zoster virus
reactivation: a retrospective case series study.
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus
. The Varicella-zoster virus also causes shingles, a latent form of the chickenpox virus.
Varicella zoster virus
can cause two clinical syndromes, primary (chickenpox) and secondary (herpes zoster).
Polymerase chain reaction [PCR] assays of CSF for influenza virus, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, adenovirus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus- 6, epstein-barr virus, and varicella zoster virus
were all negative" should be corrected to "Multiplex polymerase chain reaction [PCR] assays of CSF for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, adenovirus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus-6 and -7, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella zoster virus
, parechovirus, parvovirus B19 (Neuro 9 Detection, Fast Track Diagnostic, Malta) and influenza virus type A and B, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, human bocavirus, human coronavirus, enterovirus, and rhinovirus (Allplex Respiratory Panel Assays, Seegene, South Korea) were all negative."
The antiviral treatment should be highlighted as a fundamental therapeutic measure, which can reduce the duration of symptoms and avoid possible complications following infection by the Varicella zoster virus
Direct immunofluorescence testing and culture of vesicular fluid were positive for varicella zoster virus
(VZV) on postvaccination day 24.