Role of T-lymphocyte subsets in facial nerve paralysis owing to the reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1.

CONCLUSION Although both T-cell subsets are essential for inhibiting HSV-1 reactivation in the GG, CD4 + T cells play a more important role in host defense against virus replication. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the host immunological factors that participate in herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) reactivation in the geniculate ganglia (GG) and lead to facial… CONTINUE READING