Chapter 92. Varicella-zoster Virus Infections

  1. Frederick R. Appelbaum MD Member Director Professor Head3,4,
  2. Stephen J. Forman MD Director Staff Physician5,6,
  3. Robert S. Negrin MD Professor of Medicine Chief7 and
  4. Karl G. Blume MD, FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine7,8
  1. Dora Y. Ho MD1 and
  2. Ann M. Arvin MD Professor of Pediatrics2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch92

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Ho, D. Y. and Arvin, A. M. (2009) Varicella-zoster Virus Infections, in Thomas' Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Stem Cell Transplantation, Fourth Edition (eds F. R. Appelbaum, S. J. Forman, R. S. Negrin and K. G. Blume), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303537.ch92

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 4

    Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Duarte, California, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California, USA

  5. 7

    Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

  6. 8

    Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 2

    Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease Division, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153485

Online ISBN: 9781444303537

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Keywords:

  • Varicella-zoster Virus Infections;
  • mechanisms of pathogenesis and viral immune evasion;
  • primary VZV infection;
  • viral immune evasion;
  • VZV-specific cell-mediated immunity;
  • recurrent VZV infection;
  • viral isolation in tissue culture cells;
  • atypical nonlocalized herpes zoster;
  • antiviral treatment of herpes zoster

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The virus

  • Epidemiology

  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis and viral immune evasion

  • The host response

  • Clinical manifestations

  • Laboratory diagnosis

  • Antiviral therapy for VZV infection

  • Prophylaxis for VZV infection

  • Conclusion

  • References