Entries by Viro Research

Trigeminal Herpes Zoster Transited to Ipsilateral Occipital Neuralgia

INTRODUCTION: Herpes zoster (HZ) results from the reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in the dorsal root ganglia. VZV can then move along the sensory nerves to the skin, causing inflammatory lesions in the peripheral nerves. Occipital neuralgia reaches the fronto-orbital area through trigeminocervical inter-neuronal connections in the trigeminal spinal nuclei. The report here by […]

Factors associated with Herpes Zoster in England

INTRODUCTION: The reactivation of varicella zoster virus, usually after the age of 50, results in shingles (Herpes Zoster-HZ). The risk of HZ increases with age and immunosuppression. The number of risk factors for HZ is unknown, therefore the aim of this study was to explore potential risk factors for HZ using survey data from a […]

Neurological Complications of Herpesvirus Patients with SARS-CoV-2, Part II

Neurological Complications of Herpesvirus Patients with SARS-CoV-2, Part II   INTRODUCTION: Carneiro et al.1, estimated the prevalence of herpesvirus in patients with COVID-19 and determined if co-infection is associated with poorer outcomes and neurological symptoms. Studies have shown that patients with neurological manifestations from a SARS-CoV-2 infection should undergo detection tests for opportunistic neurotropic viruses, […]

Gastrointestinal Involvement During Varicella Zoster Virus Reactivation, Part I

INTRODUCTION: It is well known that varicella zoster virus (VZV) infects and becomes latent in neurons in ganglia of the cranial nerves and dorsal roots and upon reactivation leads to zoster (shingles). However, there are also ganglia associated with the enteric nervous system (ENS). Reactivation of VZV within the ENS can infect gastrointestinal (GI) targets […]