Varicella-zoster virus

  title={Varicella-zoster virus},
  author={Thomas H. Weller},
  pages={S10 - S9}
The 11-year history of the work that began in 1948 and resulted in the isolation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) has been published. [1] In 1958, I presented these definitive results along with Witton and Bell. [2,3] By 1983, I was able to review 25 years of progress [4] and to diagram my impression of the natural history of an infection with VZV. I concluded from our findings and the findings of others that the interaction between VZV and its host is a dynamic process. In this paper, I wish… 
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Postherpetic neuralgia: impact of famciclovir, age, rash severity, and acute pain in herpes zoster patients.

The results indicated that greater age, rash severity, and acute pain severity are risk factors for prolonged PHN and demonstrated that treatment of acute herpes zoster patients with famciclovir significantly reduces both the duration and prevalence of PHN.

Antiviral prophylaxis for varicella zoster in immunocompromised patients (excluding haematological malignancies)

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