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2020 Apr 22

Curr Opin Infect Dis

Central nervous system infections produced by varicella zoster virus.


Nagel MA, Niemeyer CS, Bubak AN
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 22.
PMID: 32332223.


Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella, establishes latency, then reactivates to produce herpes zoster. VZV reactivation can also cause central nervous system (CNS) disease with or without rash. Herein, we review these CNS diseases, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.