Varicellazoster Virus Infection And Immunity

Charles F Grose, Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Chantanee P Buranathai, Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Copyright © 1998 Elsevier Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is one of seven human herpesviruses. The other six are herpes simplex virus 1 (oral), herpes simplex virus 2 (genital), cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7. An eighth herpesvirus-like DNA sequence has been discovered recently in tissues obtained from Kaposi sarcoma; this agent has been designated Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus. VZV is the etiologic agent of two distinct illnesses. The primary infection is called chickenpox or varicella. Virus reactivation in adulthood causes the dermato-mal exanthem shingles or herpes zoster.

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