Seroepidemiologic survey of varicella-zoster virus in korean adults using glycoprotein enzyme immuno assay and fluorescent antibody to membrane antigen test.

@article{Kim2011SeroepidemiologicSO,
  title={Seroepidemiologic survey of varicella-zoster virus in korean adults using glycoprotein enzyme immuno assay and fluorescent antibody to membrane antigen test.},
  author={Yun Hwa Kim and Ji Young Hwang and Kyung Min Lee and Jin Hee Choi and Tae Yoon Lee and Jong Soo Choi and Ho Sun Park},
  journal={Annals of dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={39-43}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster (HZ) occurs mainly in the elderly and Korea is rapidly becoming an aging society. Therefore, it is important to know the immune status against varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in Korean adults to prevent the disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to survey the immune status of Korean adults over 40 years of age against VZV. METHODS Antibody titer was measured using a VaccZyme™ VZV glycoprotein enzyme immunoassay (gpEIA) (Binding Site, UK). Fluorescent antibody to… CONTINUE READING
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