Learn more on the topic of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) via our ongoing series of clinical posts by David Kilpatrick, PhD and Abbas Vafai, PhD.
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, […]
INTRODUCTION: In Parts I & II we presented background on the involvement of varicella zoster virus (VZV) with the enteric nervous system (ENS). The conclusion of our three-part series will outline the diagnostic approaches to detect VZV reactivations without the external signs of shingles (Zoster sine herpete-ZSH) as outlined by Zhou et al1. DISCUSSION: The […]
INTRODUCTION: In Part I we presented background on the involvement of varicella zoster virus (VZV) with the enteric nervous system (ENS). That included evidence that reactivation of VZV within the ENS can infect gastrointestinal (GI) targets and cause enteric zoster. DISCUSSION: Zhou et al.1, present a review detailing the involvement of VZV with the enteric […]