Varicella zoster virus latency, neurological disease and experimental models: an update.

@article{Cohrs2004VaricellaZV,
  title={Varicella zoster virus latency, neurological disease and experimental models: an update.},
  author={Randall J. Cohrs and Donald H. Gilden and Ravi Mahalingam},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={751-62}
}
Varicella zoster virus (VZV), a ubiquitous neurotropic human herpesvirus, causes chickenpox (varicella) and then remains latent for decades in cranial nerve, dorsal root and autonomic nervous system ganglia along the entire neuraxis. Virus reactivation, most often after age 60, produces shingles (zoster), characterized by pain and rash usually restricted to 1-3 dermatomes. In elderly individuals, zoster is frequently complicated by postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), pain that persists for months to… CONTINUE READING

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