publication . Article . 2013

CMV Is Associated With VZV Reactivation

Ogunjimi, Benson; Theeten, Heidi; Hens, Niel; Beutels, Philippe;
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  • Published: 13 Sep 2013
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox after which the virus remains latent in neural ganglia. Subsequent reactivation episodes occur, leading mainly to subclinical detection of VZV, but also to the clinical entity herpes zoster. These reactivations are known to occur most frequently amongst immunocompromised individuals, but the incidence of herpes zoster is also known to increase with age, supposedly as a consequence of immunosenescence. Our analysis aims to explore associations between cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and VZV reactivation by analyzing VZV-specific antibody titers as a function of age, gender, and CMV serostatus. The analysis was repeat...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesvirusesintegumentary system
free text keywords: Human medicine, Virology, Infectious Diseases, Antibody titer, Subclinical infection, Virus, Varicella zoster virus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Measles, medicine.disease, Measles virus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Chickenpox, Immunology, Parvovirus
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publication . Article . 2013

CMV Is Associated With VZV Reactivation

Ogunjimi, Benson; Theeten, Heidi; Hens, Niel; Beutels, Philippe;