Varizella-zoster-Virusinfektion : Leitthema

  title={Varizella-zoster-Virusinfektion : Leitthema},
  author={H. Martina Lilie and Sawko W. Wassilew},
The primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is manifest clinically as varicella. It is a common very contagious disease, normally appearing in childhood. VZV is a ubiquitous virus with a high prevalence. Clinically it is characterized by pleomorphic skin lesions. Normally antiviral therapy is necessary only in severe cases, in adults or in immunosuppressed patients. Herpes zoster, also caused by (VZV), is a neurocutaneous disease representing endogenous relapse of primary varicella… CONTINUE READING

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