varicella-zoster virus

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Related to varicella-zoster virus: shingles, chicken pox

var·i·cel·la-zos·ter virus

A herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
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Atypical presentation of varicella-zoster virus encephalitis in an immunocompetent adult.
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus from the alpha-herpes family that is able to stay dormant in dorsal root, cranial, and autonomic ganglia.
Quidel said the US FDA approval allows the company to market its Solana HSV-1+2/VZV Assay for the qualitative detection and differentiation of herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, and varicella-zoster virus DNA isolated and purified from cutaneous or mucocutaneous lesion samples obtained from symptomatic patients suspected of active herpes simplex virus 1, herpes simplex virus 2 and/or varicella-zoster infection.
The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a member of the herpes virus family and it can remain latent in the trigeminal nerve ganglion and expand from the ganglion to the sensorial nerve when reactivated (2).
A study was conducted in Pakistan to determine the age-specific seroprevalence rate of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) between December 1997 and March 1998, on 1,509 healthy volunteers aged between 1 month and 30 years.
Herpes zoster in the first year of life following postnatal exposure to Varicella-zoster virus: Four case reports and a review of infantile herpes zoster.
It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.
Reactivation of herpes-zoster virus infection by varicella-zoster virus. Medicinski Pregled 1999;52(3-5):125-128.
Comparison of Chemicon SimulFluor direct fluorescent antibody staining with cell culture and shell vial direct immunoperoxidase staining for detection of herpes simplex virus and with cytospin direct immunofluorescence staining for detection of varicella-zoster virus. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol.
"Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus, which causes chicken pox in childhood," says Michelle Eslami, MD, a geriatrician at UCLA Health System.
Shoji, "Unilateral associated laryngeal paralysis due to varicella-zoster virus: virus antibody testing and videofluoroscopic findings," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.