Review of varicella zoster seroepidemiology in India and Southeast Asia.

  title={Review of varicella zoster seroepidemiology in India and Southeast Asia.},
  author={Bee Wah Lee},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={3 11},
  • Bee Wah Lee
  • Published 1998 in
    Tropical medicine & international health : TM…
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) predominantly affects children in temperate countries, with near-universal seroconversion occurring by late childhood. However, in tropical regions, VZV infection is common in adolescents and adults. This review identifies age-related VZV seroprevalence patterns in a number of Asian countries which indicate that seroconversion in tropical countries occurs at a later age than in temperate countries. Seasonal and regional variations in acute disease within some Asian… CONTINUE READING

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