Viral neuropathogenesis II & III

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an exclusively human neurotropic herpesvirus that causes approximately 4 million cases of chickenpox in the United States annually. After chickenpox, VZV becomes latent in cranial nerve, dorsal root and autonomic nervous system ganglia along the entire neuraxis. A brief overview of the physical state of VZV in latently… CONTINUE READING