herpes zoster virus


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Related to herpes zoster virus: herpes simplex, herpes zoster ophthalmicus

var·i·cel·la-·zos·ter vi·rus

a herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, that causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster in man; varicella results from a primary infection with the virus; herpes zoster results from secondary invasion by the same virus or by reactivation of infection which in many instances has been latent for many years.

herpes zoster virus

var·i·cel·la-zos·ter vi·rus

(var'i-sel'ă-zos'tĕr vī'rŭs)
A herpesvirus, morphologically identical to herpes simplex virus, which causes varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster; varicella results from a primary infection, herpes zoster from secondary invasion or by reactivation of infection that has been latent for years.
Synonym(s): chickenpox virus, herpes zoster virus, human herpesvirus 3, Varicellovirus.

Herpes zoster virus

Acute inflammatory virus that attacks the nerve cells on the root of each spinal nerve with skin eruptions along a sensory nerve ending.
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