Update on Herpes Virus Infections of the Nervous System

  title={Update on Herpes Virus Infections of the Nervous System},
  author={Israel Steiner and Felix Benninger},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
Herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are human neurotropic viruses that establish latent infection in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) for the entire life of the host. From the DRG they can reactivate to cause human morbidity and mortality. Although they vary, in part, in the clinical disorders they cause, and in their molecular structure, they share several features that govern the biology of their infection of the human nervous system. HSV-1 is the causative agent of encephalitis… 

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