Effect of varicella zoster virus infection on bone marrow function.

@article{AlAnazi2005EffectOV,
  title={Effect of varicella zoster virus infection on bone marrow function.},
  author={Khalid Ahmed Al-Anazi and Asma Marzouq Al-Jasser and David Alan Price Evans},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={
          234-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Most viral infections are known to exert adverse effects on bone marrow function. However, certain viruses have recently been found to be therapeutically beneficial in the treatment of some malignant disorders. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective study was conducted at the Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The changes in the hematological parameters following varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection in patients with a variety of hematological disorders were compared with… CONTINUE READING