Varicella-Zoster virus: pathogenesis, immunity, and clinical management in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients.

  • Armita Arvin
  • Published 2000 in
    Biology of blood and marrow transplantation…

Abstract

New information about the mechanisms of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) pathogenesis and the host response to the virus has improved our understanding of the threat that VZV reactivation may pose after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Antiviral therapy compensates for some of the deficiencies in VZV immunity in HCT recipients, and inactivated… (More)

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