Herpes Zoster Meningoencephalitis: Not Only a Disease of the Immunocompromised?

  title={Herpes Zoster Meningoencephalitis: Not Only a Disease of the Immunocompromised?},
  author={Alistair Ewan Douglas and Penelope J Harris and Fady Francis and Robert Norton},
Introduction Varicella–zoster virus (VZV) is an alpha herpesvirus that exclusively infects humans. After initial infection, the virus remains latent in the dorsal root and sensory cranial nerve ganglia. Subsequent reactivation is common, especially in the elderly and immunocompromised, and most frequently manifests as cutaneous herpes zoster. A small subset of patients who have reactivation of VZV experience more serious neurological complications including transverse myelitis, cranial… CONTINUE READING


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