VZV infection of keratinocytes: production of cell-free infectious virions in vivo.

@article{Gershon2010VZVIO,
  title={VZV infection of keratinocytes: production of cell-free infectious virions in vivo.},
  author={Michael David Gershon and Anne A. Gershon},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={342},
  pages={173-88}
}
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the cause of varicella (chickenpox) and zoster (shingles). Varicella is a primary infection that spreads rapidly in epidemics while zoster is a secondary infection that occurs sporadically as a result of the reactivation of previously acquired VZV. Reactivation is made possible by the establishment of latency during the initial episode of varicella. The signature lesions of both varicella and zoster are cutaneous vesicles, which are filled with a clear fluid that… CONTINUE READING
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