Microbiology Viruses Section 2- Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)

TOPICS: Varicella-Zoster Virus, VZV, DNA virus, double stranded, linear virus, respiratory secretions, chicken pox, pruritic vesicular rash, on trunk, Tzanck smear, multinucleated giant cells, latent in ganglia, dorsal root ganglia, trigeminal ganglia, shingles, dermatomes, dermatomal distribution, painful rash, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, postherpetic neuralgia, pneumonia, encephalitis, TORCHES infection, pregnant women, congenital VZV, dermatomal scarring, blindness, limb hypoplasia, live vaccine, HIV, AIDS, immunocompromised, CD4 more than 200, above 60 years, acyclovir, valacyclovir
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