Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections
The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus belonging to the herpes group. The initial infection with VZV causes varicella, also known as chickenpox. Following the healing of the varicella, the VZVremains in the body; its reactivation leads to zoster. VZV is the most infectious of all herpes viruses; at 12 years of age, more than 90% of children show serologic evidence of infection with vzv. Varicella may appear in epidemics; zoster tends to be a sporadic occurrence.
KeywordsAtopic Dermatitis Herpes Zoster Fusidic Acid Purpura Fulminans Varicella Infection
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