VZV and the CNS

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Identifier 20180307_nanos_vzv1_01
Title VZV and the CNS
Creator Joseph Berger, MD
Subject VZV; Vasculitis; Giant Cell Arteritis; Postherpetic Neuralgia; Meningoencephalitis; Myelopathy; Myelitis
Description Primary infection with Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella (chickenpox). Following primary infection, this ubiquitous human neurotropic virus establishes latency in cranial nerve ganglia, dorsal root ganglia and autonomic ganglia, sites from which it can reactivate, most often occurring as cell-mediated immunity wanes with advancing age and immunosuppression. Reactivation results in zoster (shingles), a painful dermatomal rash occasionally followed by postherpetic neuralgia. Centripetal spread at the time of reactivation may result in other neurological complications including meningoencephalitis, myelopathy and VZV vasculopathy. Diagnosis of these neurological conditions is aided by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect VZV DNA in CSF and serological studies of antibody in the CSF to VZV in CSF.
Relation is Part of NANOS Annual Meeting 2018: Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Contributor Primary Joseph Berger, MD
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2018-05
Format video/mp4
Source 2018 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2018. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6tt8v0m
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2018-05-16
Date Modified 2018-07-16
ID 1323489
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tt8v0m
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