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History of Neurology: Seminal Citations
December 2004

The Neurology of Varicella-Zoster VirusA Historical Perspective

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

 

CHRISTOPHER G.GOETZMD

Arch Neurol. 2004;61(12):1974-1977. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.12.1974

Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes 2 distinctive syndromes: varicella (chickenpox), the primary infection, which is usually a benign epidemical illness from childhood that manifests as a generalized pruritic rash, and herpes zoster (shingles), which results from the reactivation of latent VZV within the sensory ganglia and typically manifests as a painful dermatomal eruption (Figure 1).

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