Varicella-zoster Virus

Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

More than 99% of immunocompetent persons aged 40 years and older have evidence of VZV infection and are susceptible to herpes zoster or shingles.

No link between psoriasis, increased herpes zoster risk

No link between psoriasis, increased herpes zoster risk

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Patients with certain autoimmune diseases have a higher risk for varicella zoster infection, but the rates were not significant among patients with psoriasis.

Teen's death from varicella highlights importance of catch-up vaccines

Teen's death from varicella highlights importance of catch-up vaccines

Otherwise healthy 15-year-old Ohio girl succumbs to varicella infection, according to CDC report.

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